The White Plains Library Plaza will soon be transformed into a 3D interactive art exhibit and block party celebrating fair housing.
On June 29 at 5:30 p.m., visitors can visit the debut of Fair Street USA, which will feature a collection of small houses that are each designed by a community organization and artist to represent messages about fair housing.
While the event will include music, food and fun, visitors will also be able to learn about fair housing choices, the impact of housing discrimination on communities and how to recognize and report fair housing concerns.
“As the only HUD-qualified fair housing organization located in Westchester, we know first-hand the toll that discrimination can take on all aspects of people’s lives. Although fair housing became the law throughout the United States over 50 years ago with the enactment of the federal Fair Housing Act, we are still far from the goal of all Americans having equal opportunity for safe, affordable and accessible housing,” said Marlene Zarfes, Executive Director of Westchester Residential Opportunities. “Fair housing education is one step toward meeting this goal. We commend and congratulate the city for this creative approach to fair housing education.”