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Fair Housing Center Announces Fourth Annual Fit for King Celebration

Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by

On January 14th, 2011, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) will host the fourth annual Fit For a King fair housing summit in celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. GNOFHAC invites New Orleanians committed to civil rights and social justice to attend.

This year’s theme is “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing as a Holistic Vision for Healthy Communities.” Communities that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other types of federal funding are required to affirmatively further fair housing. This summit will explore strategies for affirmatively furthering fair housing. The summit will feature:

  • An Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) 101 with nationally recognized AFFH expert Michael Allen
  • A panel on Place-Based Initiatives (PBIs) as a method of pairing affordable housing with resources and amenities
  • A keynote address by Sara Pratt, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs
  • A presentation on innovative enforcement tactics and creative outreach strategies GNOFHAC and its organizational partners have successfully used to further fair housing
  • An opportunity to participate in the creation of a People’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

All events will take place between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM on Friday, January 14th, 2011 at First Grace United Methodist Church – 3401 Canal St. in New Orleans. Admission is free and lunch is included. Registration is required.  Fit for a King Celebration is  GNOFHAC’s annual tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, GNOFHAC staff organizes a series of events- trainings, seminars, film screenings and concerts- to educate the community about fair housing, celebrate the Civil Rights Movement, and inspire change.

For more information about and to register for Fit For a King 2011, please visit or call (504) 596-2100.

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