National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

The National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is an independent Commission charged with assessing the current state of fair housing in America and making recommendations for a revived federal commitment to fair housing. The Commission is sponsored by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, the National Fair Housing Alliance and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and is co-chaired by former HUD Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Jack Kemp. Over the course of hearings in 5 cities, the Commission has heard testimony on serious problems in fair housing enforcement, the need for stronger fair housing oversight of HUD grantees, origins and solutions to the foreclosure crisis, the relation between school and housing segregation, and the structural impediments to fair housing in federal and state housing programs.

This is the official archive of the Commission proceedings, including written testimony, exhibits, Commission correspondence, and links to video of the Commission testimony (PRRAC is helping to staff the Commissionís work).

Commission Overview

Profile of Commissioners

Chicago hearing (July 15, 2008)

Houston field hearing (July 31, 2008)

Los Angeles hearing (September 9, 2008)

Boston hearing (September 22, 2008)

Atlanta hearing (October 17, 2008)

Commission Correspondence

Final Commission Report

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