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.

Image:  Award plaque reading "Denver Metro Fair Housing Center Fair Housing Leadership Award. April 21, 2016.  Presented to Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center in grateful appreciation for your continued support and dedication to promoting fair housing and strong inclusive communities for all.

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

Image: a group of 8 people posing for the camera behind a dinner table, all in business attire.

Lauren Haefliger, Lauren Fontana, Tim Fox, EJ Becker, Amy Robertson, Marissa McGarry, Andrew Montoya, Nicky Montoya

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.

Image: Man in suit standing behind a podium and microphone; the podium has the logo and title "Denver Metro Fair Housing Center."

Gustavo Velasquez

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 collaboration!

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