Please join the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® as we recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.
(please note the time change)
Where: Lawn behind Marquette Engineering Hall: 1637 W. Wisconsin Ave. (corner of 16th St. and Wisconsin Ave.)
* In case of inclement weather, an update will be sent with an indoor location.
Participants: Mayor Tom Barrett --- Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Milwaukee Common Council President ---Margaret "Peggy" Rozga, Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council Member --- Fred Reed, Member of the Commandos --- Bill Tisdale, President and CEO of the Fair Housing Council --- Dr. Eve Hall, President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League --- Vickie Kelsall, Chair of the GMAR Board of Directors --- Mike Ruzicka, President of the GMAR
Mayor Barrett will share his vision for Milwaukee housing. The GMAR will unveil a first-time homebuyer initiative and announce a donation to support
Housing Resources, Inc.
in their work of preparing area residents for successful homeownership.
Fair Housing Pioneers in Attendance: Beginning on August 28,1967, and continuing for more than 200 days, Milwaukee's NAACP Youth Council and Commandos staged open housing marches to protest housing discrimination and demand an open housing ordinance. A number of march participants plan to attend.