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  • The Fairfax County Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the Virginia Peters Memorial Fair Housing Award.  The celebration includes awarding an individual or organization in Fairfax County that has supported, promoted, and/or advocated for the goals of fair housing opportunities as exemplified by Virginia Peters, a former long-time Fairfax County Human Rights Commissioner and fair housing champion.  The Commission honors her service and her lifetime dedication to providing fair housing opportunities in Fairfax County by presenting this memorial award. For award criteria or to submit nominations, please see the Virginia Peters Memorial Fair Housing Award Criteria and Nomination Form.


  • The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commision's 2017 Fair Housing Art and Liteary Contest in honor of Fair Housing Month is underway.  This year's contest theme is Fair Housing: Building A Community Block by Block.  See the fair housing contest flyer for contest informaiton. A winner was selected in each of two categories and were announced at OHREP's Annual Fair Housing Month Forum and Luncheon.  The 2016 contest winners were:

                Art Winner: Suji Kim, Annanadale High School

                Literary Winner: Sofia Rosales, Robinson Secondary School



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