Fair housing for veterans discussed at Henrico event

April 15, 2010
Fair housing is a right in America, but veterans seem to have a particularly tough time making sure their rights are protected, speakers said yesterday at a program in Henrico County sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
     "Fair housing is a national mandate, the law of the land since 1968," said keynote speaker Bryan Greene, deputy assistant secretary in HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
     "It was the crowning jewel of a series of civil-rights legislation and veterans were at the forefront of the civil-rights movement," Greene said. "A lot of veterans have availed themselves of the benefits of the Fair Housing Act."
     The act gives people the opportunity to live where they choose regardless of race, religion, gender or disability.