Funding expected to help approximately 18,000 non-elderly persons with disabilities
WASHINGTON – In just its third year, a national campaign to promote literacy and a life-long love of reading has distributed one million books to children living in public housing. The Book-Rich Environments Initiative (BRE) is a collaboration aimed to transform public housing authorities (PHAs) into book-rich environments by providing diverse, high quality books and other literacy tools to children and families living in HUD-assisted housing (more…)
LIHS seeks to fill an immediate vacancy for a Housing Counselor. Successful recruit will work under direct supervision of the Foreclosure Prevention Program Manager. The Housing Counselor will provide one-to-one HUD housing counseling and advocacy for Nassau and Suffolk homeowners who are in jeopardy of foreclosure on their primary residence. HUD Housing Counseling and Fair Lending experience preferred, bilingual Spanish a plus, but not required. (more…)
Tuesday, April 30th from 10am-1pm. Attend a discussion with the New York State Division of Human Rights on protections against discrimination in housing. This event is FREE and open to the public at St. Joseph’s College Auditorium, 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772. RSVP: RSVP@dhr.ny.gov or 718-741-8301. (more…)
Complaint offers new details on alleged systemic discrimination that intentionally targeted applicants based on race, disability, and Source of Income (use of housing vouchers).
LIHS Executive Director Ian Wilder was invited by LIHS Board VP Georgette Grier-Key, Ed.D. to take part in her workshop “Demystifying the ISM’s Workshop: Confronting Racism, Practicing Cultural Diversity, Shifting Equity, and Upgrading Inclusion” for Stony Brook University Social Work students on April 9, 2019. (more…)