Getting to Know the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)

In a world filled with hate we also live in a world filled with diversity. While this diversity should be welcome this often is not the case. This is why the National Fair Housing Alliance plays such an important role in ensuring equality in housing and building diverse communities around the world.

The goal is to end housing discrimination and further the greater good of the human civilization by bringing people together with good housing in strong communities. There is a secondary goal as well, to further the mission of the Fair Housing Alliance. This is important to ensure equal access to housing that is safe and affordable in clean communities.

Inclusive communities mean a better opportunity for all, including jobs along with the schools and healthcare. A community that makes all of this available at the same price to all families of all backgrounds is a community that is well worth living in. Due to the economic shift over the last ten years, many communities have become subject to discriminatory practices.

When all communities are not given the same opportunity to do well together, the world begins to look at America with a different view. There are now numerous resources available to ensure that this no longer happens. Read more: Phoenix New Time

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development writes the rules for the Fair Housing Act. The job of the HUD is to equip those who participate in the community with what they need to further the mission of the Fair Housing Act.

The tools given to those who wish to promote building communities that work hard to give equal housing help with mapping the community to ensure that all facts and figures reported are accurate and in standing with the mission of HUD.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, those who set up the Frontera Fund, are the co-Founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. These men have chosen to use the funds out of the settlement that they were given when arrested by Sheriff Arpaio to fund migrants rights initiatives in numerous cities around the state of Arizona.

The settlement is rather large, with more than $3 million to invest in the fund since their arrest in 2007. The arrest occurred when the men’s journalism notes were held revealed the results of hearings regarding the Sheriff in other cases. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

Additionally, those who had viewed and read the stories online published by New Times were subpoened. The stories were those published about the Sheriff involving other individuals within the community.

 

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey Help Arizona Move Forward

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the former co-owners of The Phoenix New Times and are only two of the countless victims of the immoral Maricopa, Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. They were victimized by Arpaio during an illegal arrest. He arrested the journalists for no reason other than what they published in their newspaper, violating their first amendment rights in the process.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are different than the average person targeted by Arpaio. For one, they are Caucasian. Since his initial election in 1992, he has terrorized residents of Arizona with his harsh criminal punishment and unjust policing techniques. In 2005, he began to target Hispanics and Hispanic-Americans who were living in Arizona.

Eventually his racially motivated actions end up costing Maricopa County almost 70 million dollars and Arpaio received a contempt of court charge.

As for Lacey and Larkin, they received almost four million dollars for their persecution.

The journalistic duo are using that money to give back to the community they love. They created Front Page Confidential with the money to better educate not just Arizonians, but the entire country, providing the means for them to make better choices at the voting poles.

Along with their efforts at Front Page Confidential, they have also taken up an interest in a more direct form of philanthropy. Lacey and Larkin created The Frontera Fund. The fund provides support for primarily Hispanic and Hispanic-Americans by providing them with important resources and by support local charities.

The altruistic efforts of Lacey and Larkin will inevitably lead to a better tomorrow for the post-Arpaio Arizona citizens.