FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2021
Contact: Izzy Woodruff | 202-898-1661 | IWoodruff@nationalfairhousing.org
National Fair Housing Alliance Applauds Confirmation of Vanita Gupta as United States Associate Attorney General
Washington, D.C. — Today, Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Vanita Gupta to serve as Associate Attorney General of the United States:
“This is a tremendous day for civil rights. Now confirmed by the Senate, Vanita Gupta will be the first civil rights lawyer and first woman of color ever to serve as Associate Attorney General. NFHA is looking forward to working closely with Associate Attorney General Gupta as she steps into the leadership of an agency that plays a crucial role in enforcing our nation’s civil rights laws.
“Associate Attorney General Gupta has spent her career fighting for equality and advancing the civil rights of many communities. Her record as a civil rights leader and attorney is incredibly strong and she has gone above and beyond to protect fair housing and lending rights so that everyone has a chance to succeed, no matter where they live or what they look like.
“At a time of rampant anti-voter legislation, increased hate crimes, and other attacks on our rights and our democracy, it is critical that we have a dedicated civil rights lawyer who has consistently advanced the cause of justice serving in one of the top positions at the Department of Justice. We look forward to working with Associate Attorney General Gupta and the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure a more equitable society and equal housing opportunity for all people.”
Founded in 1988, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is a consortium of more than 200 private, nonprofit fair housing organizations and state and local civil rights agencies from throughout the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, community development, advocacy, and enforcement.