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On April 15, 2016, the Office of Human Rights & Equity Programs (OHREP) held its Annual Fair Housing Month Forum and Luncheon.  This year's theme was "Shared Opportunity in Every Community."  Fred Underwood, Director of Diversity and Community Outreach Programs for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) gave the keynote address.

The event included an educational component for real estate professionals, fair housing advocates, government and non-government service providers, and others who partner with and participate in county programs.  Staff from the Equal Rights Center and the HUD DC Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Office conducted the fair housing training session.

Channel 16 Coverage of the Fair Housing Month Luncheon and Forum

The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commission hosted its Annual Fair Housing Art and Literary Contest in honor of Fair Housing Month.  

The Fairfax County Student Human Rights Commision organized and promoted its annual Fair Housing and Literary Contest with generous support from the Northern Virginia Association of Realotrs (NVAR), which provided the prize money awarded.  A winner was selected in each of two categories and were announced at OHREP's Annual Fair Housing Month Forum and Luncheon.  This years contest winners were:

Art Winner: Suji Kim, Annanadale High School

Literary Winner: Sofia Rosales, Lake Braddock High School



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