DC Office of Human Rights Newsletter | Volume I | May 2018
OHR Celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the
Fair Housing Act this April
On April 10th, we hosted a Fair Housing Symposium in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The audience heard from housing advocates and providers on the many barriers to fair housing in DC, as well as the collaboration and innovation needed to close the gaps. Click the link below for a detailed Fair Housing booklet with resources in multiple surrounding jurisdictions.
Trait of the Month: Credit Information
Credit information is now a protected trait. This means that if you are currently employed or seeking employment in the District, it is against the law for employers to ask about, inquire, or run your credit. For more information visit our website, ohr.dc.gov or view the fact sheet below.

We Stand with You
We stand united with the LGBTQ community against intolerance, hate and bias and attended the candlelight vigil held at Stead Park this past April.

Events Spotlight
Join us! We'll be at the Anacostia Block Party on Saturday, May 19 from 11am to 2pm . Old Market House Square, 2001 14th St SE. Come out for information on your rights, as well as fun for the entire family!

We will be holding our free monthly Business Training Series in partnership with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on Monday, May 14th from 10am to 12pm at 1100 4th Street SW, Room E-300.

Director's Note
Once again we as a city are called to take a stand against hate and discrimination that has no place in Washington, DC. The recent attacks on our LGBTQ and Jewish neighbors remind us that safety comes from building bridges across our differences, staying vigilant and standing up for our friends and neighbors.  If you or someone you know is a victim of or witness to an act of hate or bias, we are here to help. For more information on how we put our #DCValues in action to address all forms of bias and discrimination, visit ohr.dc.gov .

Yours in solidarity,
M รณ nica Palacio, Director
DC Office of Human Rights | 202.727.4559 | ohr.dc.gov