FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2021
Contact: Izzy Woodruff | 202-898-1661 | IWoodruff@nationalfairhousing.org
National Fair Housing Alliance Urges Senate to Quickly Confirm Biden Nominee as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
Washington, D.C. — Today, Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued a statement following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote on the nomination of Kristen Clarke to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice:
“NFHA strongly endorses the confirmation of Kristen Clarke to lead the Civil Rights Division at this critical time in our nation’s history. Given her lifelong dedication to the pursuit of equal justice, it is clear that she is extraordinarily qualified to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
“The Senate must immediately confirm Kristen Clarke. The Justice Department urgently needs her leadership to address pressing fair housing issues including appraisal discrimination, national origin harassment, and algorithmic bias. Under Ms. Clarke’s leadership, the Civil Rights Division can assist the Justice Department in restoring faith and confidence in our democratic institutions and ensuring our justice system is working fairly for everyone.”
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.