Combating Antisemitism in Section 8 Housing


Posted On: June 1, 2023

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Addressing Discrimination: HUD’s Commitment to Combating Antisemitism in Section 8 Housing

In a recent statement, Secretary Marcia L. Fudge of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) expressed her support for the Biden-Harris Administration’s U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. The strategy addresses the increase in antisemitic incidents throughout the United States. Secretary Fudge emphasizes the importance of fighting discrimination, including combating antisemitism and ensuring an inclusive housing system. HUD’s active involvement in implementing this strategy positions it to create safer, stronger, and more inclusive communities for all residents.

The National Strategy for Combating Antisemitism

The Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism is a comprehensive plan developed through consultations with numerous stakeholders. It acknowledges the urgent need to address antisemitism across various aspects of American society, including the housing sector.

Education and Awareness

A significant aspect of the strategy is promoting education and awareness about antisemitism. HUD, as a partner in this initiative, aims to enhance public understanding and challenge the normalization of discriminatory behavior. By educating Americans about the impact of antisemitism, HUD seeks to foster unity among diverse communities.

Safety and Security

Ensuring the safety and security of Jewish communities is a key objective of the National Strategy. HUD will collaborate with stakeholders to develop measures that protect these communities from threats and violence. By implementing policies to enhance security in housing developments and surrounding areas, HUD strives to create an environment where all individuals feel secure and free from discrimination.

Building Cross-Community Solidarity

The National Strategy recognizes the significance of fostering solidarity among different communities to effectively combat antisemitism. HUD will encourage dialogue and collaboration among diverse groups, promoting inclusivity and acceptance. By dismantling barriers perpetuating discrimination, HUD aims to foster a society where everyone is valued and respected.

View a White House fact sheet summarizing the National Strategy here.

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