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Big Bend Community Development Corporation hosting Fair Housing Act symposium

Big bend community development corporation hosting Fair Housing Act symposium
Big bend community development corporation hosting Fair Housing Act symposium
Posted at 5:45 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 18:18:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's been 50 years since the Fair Housing Act was signed into law, ensuring every family, regardless of race or gender, would be afforded the same housing opportunities.

Wednesday and Thursday, the Big Bend Community Development Corporation is hosting a symposium that will address how the housing market changed after the act was signed, in relation to civil rights issues, while also addressing the work still to be done 50 years later.

"So we want to keep it at the forefront, we want to keep the fair housing issues and the affordable housing issues at the forefront," said Patricia McGill, PhD. "Whether it is at the local, state or federal level we want it to be known that people of color are still suffering and still need to be considered when polices are being made." 

The symposium will continue Thursday morning starting at 9 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Tallahassee.