HUD Marks Deaf History Month

HUD Marks Deaf History Month



HUD is marking Deaf History Month by reaching out to those who are deaf and hard of hearing. National Deaf History Month, March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness and appreciation of deaf culture, heritage, and American Sign Language to the general public.

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing, the National Fair Housing Alliance, and the Disability Independence Group recently produced a series of 12 short fair housing videos in American Sign Language with English captioning. The videos highlight fair housing rights under the federal Fair Housing Act, such as “Your right to effective communication in buying or renting a home,” “How to complain about housing discrimination,” and “Fair housing and equal opportunity for the deaf.” All videos encourage viewers to contact HUD by visiting its Web site for help or more information.

For more information, visit HUD’s blog, the HUDdle, at http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2014/03/04/do-you-hear-what-i-hear-hud-marks-marchs-deaf-history-month, which has links to the videos on HUD’s YouTube channel. The videos are also available at www.nationalfairhousing.org and www.fairhousingdeafvideos.com.

Source: HUD, NFHA

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