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Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The City of Austin Equal Employment/Fair Housing Office will host the Dare to be Fair 2011 Fair Housing Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12 at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. The conference, conducted during National Fair Housing Month, is open to the public as well as state, federal and local organizations that participate and have an interest in fair housing issues and discriminatory concerns. Representatives from the Housing and Urban Development Regional Office, the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Divison, the City of Austin Housing Authority, the Austin Tenants Council and the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing Community Development Department will be a part of the program. Participants will be provided with the latest information on housing from a local and national perspective and will get updates on the current lawsuits and outcomes regarding housing issues. Cost to register for the conference is $30 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register online go to www.cityofaustin.org/hrights or call (512) 974-3259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. About EE/FHO The EE/FHO has served the Austin community and surrounding areas since 1967 with the primary goal of promoting the fair treatment of all individuals in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. The office provides training and education opportunities to its clients and customers, as well as enforcement. The EE/FHO is empowered to enforce certain City ordinances and Federal statutes including: • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. • Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (amended in 2008). • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
Also, the EE/FHO is empowered to take complaints under the Equal Pay Act of 1963. These cases are forwarded to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate and resolve. For more information, visit www.cityofaustin.org/hrights or call (512) 974-3251.