Mayor Don Wesely and Larry Williams, Director of the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, today announced that U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Commission a three-year grant of $115,000 per year to promote fair housing and combat housing discrimination.
"This funding will provide the Commission with the resources to deal with housing issues in our growing community," said Mayor Wesely. "Everyone, no matter what race, religion, sex, marital status, color or national origin, has a right to expect safe and decent housing."
Williams said a group of citizens who have expressed an interest in this area will be used as an advisory board to help formulate a plan and program to promote fair housing. "This citizen involvement will be invaluable in fashioning a program which will meet the needs of our community," said Williams.
HUD has reviewed the city’s fair housing regulations and has determined that they conform
to federal law, a requirement for the grant.