Video: Fair Housing and Neighborhood Rights for Houston

On April 16, residents of low-income communities in Houston will host The People’s Fair Housing Forum. We’re proud to partner with Texas Organizing Project (TOP) and Texas Appleseed to help put together this important event, which kicks off a campaign to bring fair housing and neighborhood rights to traditionally underserved, mostly minority communities in Houston. Gustavo F. Velasquez, the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be in attendance.

To introduce the Fair Housing and Neighborhood Rights campaign to Assistant Secretary Velasquez and the Houston community, we helped produce this video about how TOP leaders are continuing the fight for civil rights and housing justice:


  1. […] John is scheduled to speak at two of the conference’s sessions. He will appear on a panel called Challenges to Segregation, moderated by Phil Tegeler, the executive director of Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and also featuring Sheryl Cashin, a Georgetown University law professor and author of several books including the acclaimed Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. The panel takes place from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Eastern time (1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Central) on Tuesday, September 1. John will discuss fighting segregation at a neighborhood level, particularly our work with community partners in Houston. […]

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