HUD Albany Office Joins Schenectady to Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act
Photo (l-r): Gary McCarthy, Mayor of Schenectady, City Council members Margaret King, Marion Porterfield and Lisa Perazzo, Albany FOD Jaime Forero.
On Friday, April 26, 2013, the Schenectady Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office (FHEO) joined with HUD in a truly collaborative effort to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act, and city's ongoing commitment to Fair Housing. The event was held in the historic Stockade Inn in Schenectady.
Jaime Forero, Albany Field Office Director joined the Honorable Gary McCarthy, Mayor of Schenectady, City Council members Margaret King, Marion Porterfield and Lisa Perazzo, Charles Steiner, President of the Chamber of Schenectady County, and Dan Beck from the Schenectady Gazette among many other distinguished partners.
The proclamation from the City of Schenectady designating April 2013 as "Fair Housing Month" was received by Jaime Forero on behalf of HUD.
In addition, Mayor McCarthy presented Special Fair Housing Awards to Jeff Clark, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County; and Joseph Culver, Senior Vice President of NBT Bank. Also, the Mayor presented Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) partnership awards to Jaime Forero and Kurt Endres, representing Prospect Lending.
The highly anticipated event, attended by over 85 local government officials, business and education leaders, and advocates of fair housing and members of the community, was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to renew their commitment to for decent, safe and fair housing for all Americans. "HUD is grateful to Mayor McCarthy and the City of Schenectady for their steadfast support for fair housing and promoting homeownership as part of the American Dream," said Forero.