Each year, the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) outreach campaign is aimed at awareness, action, and prevention. We bring together individuals, diverse organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments nationwide. NLPPW is held this year from October 25-31, 2020. NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our partners work to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.
An overview of fair housing laws and federal anti-discrimination protections will be provided with a special focus on the detrimental impacts that lead hazards have on disabled individuals (handicap) and families with children (familial status). Case scenarios illustrating the intersection between environmental justice, lead hazards and fair housing rights will be discussed. Attendees will also become familiarized with HUD’s complaint process.
Presenter: Tzeitel Andino-Caballero, Deputy Director, Region II Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development • This topic will discuss the intersection between environmental justice, lead hazards and fair housing rights.
Target Audience: OLHCHH grantees; HUD and OLHCHH field staff; Federal agency staff with related programs; Community-Based Organizations, health care providers, Healthy Homes educators, and HQS and REAC inspectors.
Webinar ID 453-106-699