July 16, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission announces that the Fair Housing
Ambassadors will be going to Washington D.C. for a professional development session from August 28th
to September 1st 2013.
The Ambassadors will interact with various educational and governmental figures who enforce and
impact fair housing legislation. Among those individuals are:
- Bryan Greene, Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Valerie Schneider, Director of Fair Housing Clinic at the Howard University School of Law
- Shanna L. Smith, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance
With the support of a HUD Partnership Grant, The Fair Housing Ambassadors Program was designed for
students enrolled in Arkansas postsecondary institutions. These students are introduced to fair housing
law and then given the charge to promote fair housing practices in their community.
“The Commission views this trip as a viable opportunity for our ambassadors,” said Carol Johnson,
Director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission. “It will assist them to better understand the mission
of fair housing on a national level.”
Learn more about the Arkansas Fair Housing Ambassadors Program by visiting:
About the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
Established in 2001, the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission is a quasi‐judicial regulatory enforcement
agency that works with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce federal and
state fair housing laws which protect individuals and families from unfair housing practices in all
housing‐related transactions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and family status.