Strategies For Action: Furthering Fair Housing
Join us for a live virtual conversation with Sarah Elbadri and Yetzenia Negron
April is National Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act was made law roughly 50 years ago to address the barriers that created separate and unequal neighborhoods – a form of systemic oppression that still has ripple effects on marginalized communities today. As a part of the Holocaust Center’s Strategies for Action Series, we’ll discuss the background of the Fair Housing Act, its implementation as law, its expansion to include greater protections, and ways that citizens, businesses, and governments can further promote fair and equal access to housing opportunities for all.
About our Speakers
Sarah Elbadri is an urban planner in the Orange County Housing and Community Development Division. Ms. Elbadri’s professional work focuses on increasing affordable housing production and preservation through the county’s Housing for All initiative. Her chief programs are supported by the newly established Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Ms. Elbadri’s civic engagement includes serving as the chair for MetroPlan Orlando’s Community Advisory Committee, which provides perspective and advocacy for transportation planning efforts in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. She is also a board member for the LGBT+ Center Orlando and the Orlando Bike Coalition.
Yetzenia I. Negron, BA
Yetzenia I. Negron is a federal grant administrator for Orange County Housing and Community Development Division. Ms. Negron oversees all aspects of the Community Development Block Grant and the Emergency Solutions Grant, which aides our local community in addressing social issues related to housing, homelessness and public services. Ms. Negron is the County’s lead Fair Housing Project Manager, thus allowing her to build strong community partnerships and initiatives in order to combat housing discrimination in Central Florida. Additionally, Ms. Negron serves as the Board President for Stand Up Survivor, Inc. a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization based in Orlando, FL dedicated to educating, equipping, and empowering domestic violence survivors and their communities globally. Furthermore, Ms. Negron serves on the Board of the Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County. Ms. Negron is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida.