- Long Island Action
Fair Housing Expo East on April 26, 2017
Watermill, NY & Bohemia, NY—Long Island Housing Services Inc. and the Press News Group invite the public to their "Fair Housing Expo East" on April 26, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 7:30PM at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, in Water Mill, NY. The event will include a light dinner, great resources and a show. More information about the event can be found at LIFairHousing.org.
Fair Housing Expo East will provide an opportunity to learn about Long Island Housing Services’ free services and programs. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak directly with staff, and receive assistance and resource materials. Other nonprofit agencies providing local services including OLA (Organización Latino-Americana ) of Eastern Long Island, SEPA Mujer, the Southampton Housing Authority, Southampton Anti-Bias Task Force, and NAACP Eastern LI Branch will also be available to provide information and answer questions. Event endorsers also include the Parrish Art Museum, Fair Housing Justice Center, and Latino Justice.
Seminar sessions also will be held in the theater on important topics such as Tenants’ Rights, Foreclosure Prevention, Mortgage Scam Prevention, and Fair Housing Rights and Remedies. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided. An East End premiere showing of Norman Lear’s "A House Divided" featuring undercover Fair Housing investigations and discussion with documentary participant, Fair Housing Justice Center’ s nationally renowned Executive Director Fred Freiberg, will cap the evening.
Long Island Housing Services Executive Director Michelle Santantonio stated: "The healthiest society is one that is racially, culturally and economically inclusive. As part of our agency’s mission, we hope to reach and educate members of the public about their rights and provide professional support to challenge housing discrimination. The Expo venue lends itself to great networking and community building."
Press News Group Publisher Joseph Louchheim added: "All of our publications strive to provide comprehensive coverage of everything going on in the diverse neighborhoods that make up the South Fork of Long Island. We are happy to partner in bringing this important information to our community."
Founded in 1969, Long Island Housing Services Inc. is a private, nonprofit, HUD-qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organization and a HUD-approved Housing Counseling agency. Its work is supported in part by HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program for Private Enforcement. Long Island Housing Services’ mission is the elimination of unlawful discrimination and promotion of decent and affordable housing through advocacy and education.
The Press News Group publishes the leading weekly newspapers blanketing the oceanfront and bayfront communities of Long Island's South Fork, commonly referred to as "The Hamptons." The Press News Group also produces the area’s most comprehensive online community news portal, 27east.com.
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