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HUD Launches Educational Campaign to Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month by launching a campaign to educate the public on housing discrimination as it relates to mental health, intellectual or developmental disability. The full compliment of educational material can be found here.

“As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, HUD is informing the public about the housing rights of persons with mental health disabilities and reminding housing providers of their obligation to comply with laws protecting those rights,” said HUD Acting Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Jeanine Worden in a recently released statement. Among the resources created as part of this campaign, is a graphical fact sheet that outlines a housing provider’s responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NAA and NMHC are committed to promoting equal housing opportunity for all without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. As such, we will continue to educate our members on their role in creating accessible communities.

In addition, as the nation expands capacity this month for restaurants, theaters and stadiums, some things stay with us. IREM, NARPM, NAA, NMHC and Yardi have partnered to provide resources for the enduring effects of the past 14 months, like anxiety, stress and depression. Learn more at our COVID-19 Rental Housing Support Initiative Page today.