I am pleased to announce the publication of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Annual Report to Congress on the state of Fair Housing. It’s available on HUD.gov and can be accessed here. The report details the tremendous progress we at HUD, with the support of our state and local partner agencies, are making in addressing discrimination in housing and ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to obtain and enjoy the housing of their choice.
The report includes information about the Department’s Fair Housing Initiates, including HUD’s partnership with the Department of Justice to prevent sexual harassment in housing. The comprehensive initiative includes an interagency task force staffed by representatives of the two agencies and a public awareness campaign that helps victims throughout the nation to locate community resources and report harassment.
In addition, the report details HUD’s enforcement measures, including the Department’s Secretary-initiated complaint and charge against Facebook for its violation of the Fair Housing Act.
HUD continues to work diligently to advance programs and initiatives that will help to create thriving communities of choice and economic opportunity. Please review the report and share it with others who may be interested.