CREEC receives DMFHC Fair Housing Leadership Award

We were honored last night to receive a Fair Housing Leadership Award from the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center at their 2016 Fair Housing Gala. DMFHC is Colorado’s only dedicated fair housing organization, and has done amazing things to promote fair housing in the Denver metro area.  We have had the privilege of working with them on a number of cases and investigations.  As we said in accepting the award last night, housing discrimination is still rampant and we, as lawyers, know better than most how hard it is for victims of discrimination to take on federal court litigation.  For this reason, the testing and investigation that DMFHC does it invaluable to ensuring fair housing rights. Also, they’re great people and we love working with them! We had a wonderful group of CREECsters and CREEC friends with us and were privileged to hear about the Obama Administration’s excellent and ongoing civil rights legacy from Gustavo Velasquez, the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Gala was well-attended by luminaries from the Denver housing community, and the food and company were wonderful.  Our only disappointment was that we didn’t win the signed Brandon Marshall photo in the silent auction.  Will definitely have to bid higher next year! Deep appreciation to the DMFHC — we look forward to many more years of...

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CREEC Comments on Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law in North Carolina

CREEC attorney Julie Wilensky was quoted in an article in Mother Jones and ProPublica on the far-reaching impact of the so-called “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” North Carolina’s sweeping new anti-LGBT law that mandates discrimination against transgender people in public schools and universities and other government buildings, as well as eliminating important protections for North Carolina’s workers. Advocates at Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality North Carolina recently filed a lawsuit, Carcaño v. North Carolina, which the North Carolina Department of Justice has declined to defend in court. Advocates also sent an open letter to school officials to inform them about the consequences under federal law for refusing to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity. For information about what you can do to support repeal of this extreme and discriminatory new law, contact Equality North...
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