The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section (HCE) of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting two roundtables on the work of the Section in Oklahoma during December. HCE enforces, among other statutes, the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status (the presence of children under the age of 18 in a household), and disability. The HCE also enforces the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). These roundtables will provide an overview of these and other federal civil rights laws for which they have enforcement responsibility, and provide examples of HCE’s cases. The HCE also hopes to hear from participants about relevant issues throughout Oklahoma you are facing or wish to bring to their attention.
These roundtables are a valuable opportunity to exchange information with the Coalition, HCE staff and other community participants. Please consider attending one or both of the roundtables.
The December 6 roundtable will be hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma at 110 W. Seventh Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119.
The December 7 roundtable will take place in the U.S . Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma at 210 West Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102.
Both roundtables are set to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m.
A question and answer period will follow the presentations.