Equal Rights Center invites nominations for Best Practices Awards

Nov. 7, 2002

The Equal Rights Center would like to invite you to apply for designation as a Fair Housing Best Practices – 2002 agency. The Equal Rights Center (ERC) has been selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to sponsor the Fair Housing Best Practices – 2002 awards. ERC has vast experience effectively 

collecting and analyzing prototypes of successful fair housing education and enforcement business practices and techniques. The Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, a program of the ERC, has nearly 20 years of experience in sales, rentals, access, and insurance and mortgage lending testing and investigation. 

This initiative is designed to feature the outstanding achievement of selected agencies that promotes fair housing education and compliance. Selected agencies will serve as prototypes for new and emerging organizations that provide housing related services. It is our hope to showcase good fair housing policies and procedures for current and future program designers.

The final selections will be completed in March of 2003. Once selections are made, agencies designated as a Fair Housing Best Practices – 2002 organization will be published in a Fair Housing Manual. The manual will also be posted on ERC’s web site with a link to the selected agencies. 

This initiative is open to a wide range of categories, including fair housing organizations, advertising agencies, homeowner insurance providers, mortgage lenders, public housing authorities, real estate agent-broker firms, residential builder/developers, and residential management firms. Any eligible agency may apply by going to ERC’s web site located at www.EqualRightsCenter.org and filling out the on-line Questionnaire for their particular type of agency. 

Agencies can also apply in writing by obtaining a copy of the questionnaire on ERC’s web site and mailing it to: Katherine Wang, Equal Rights Center, 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20036. All mailed Questionnaires must be postmarked by January 13, 2003, or submitted on-line no later than January 15, 2003. If you have any questions or would like additional information please email us at BestPractices@EqualRightsCenter.org. Additionally, if you would like to call us we can be reached at (202) 234-3062 ext 37 if you would have any questions or comments.