LIHS FHA 50th Anniversary Gala 10/3/18

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Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) invites you to join us on October 3, 2018 in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

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In 1968, one week after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress passed the Title VIII of the Civil Rights act, aka the Fair Housing Act.  Fifty years later, there is still much to do, and Long Island Housing Services continues the fight for equal housing. In the midst of these challenges, join us in taking a moment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic milestone.

Michelle Santantonio, Executive Director Emeritus, LIHS
Michelle Santantonio, LIHS Executive Director Emeritus

We will be honoring Michelle Santantonio, LIHS’ Executive Director Emeritus. Ms. Santantonio served as Executive Director from 1999 to 2017, leading the organization through years of growth and landmark challenges.  Her work has increased awareness and compliance with Fair Housing laws throughout Long Island.

Also honoring:

  • Fred Freiberg, Executive Director, Fair Housing Justice Center
  • Diane L. Houk, Esq., Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
  • Lisa Rice, President & CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Joe D. Rich, Esq., Co-Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Fair Housing & Community Development Project

Join us October 3, 2018 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook, NY.

Sponsorship and ticket information below, or contact LIHS Executive Director Ian Wilder at (631) 567-5111, ext. 314 or

See you there!