10/14/2022 in News & Media, Press Releases

NFHA President and CEO Issues Statement on the Passing of Charles Sherrod 


October 14, 2022 

Contact: Izzy Woodruff | 202-898-1661 | iwoodruff@nationalfairhousing.org  

Washington, D.C. — Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Charles Sherrod: 

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Charles Sherrod, who fought fiercely throughout his life to advance democracy and secure justice and liberation for everyone in our society. Sherrod was co-founder of the New Communities farming collective and land trust in Albany, Ga, helping to establish community land trusts as a means of economic empowerment, including fair housing. Today, we send our deepest love and condolences to his wife, civil rights champion Shirley Sherrod, who remains a leader in this work to ensure underserved communities can acquire and preserve home and land ownership and that underserved people have access to life-sustaining opportunities. Our thoughts, love, and sympathy also go out to Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod’s children, grandchildren, and family.”  


The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the country’s only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to eliminating all forms of housing and lending discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all people. As the trade association for over 170 fair housing and justice-centered organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. and its territories, NFHA works to dismantle longstanding barriers to equity and build diverse, inclusive, well-resourced communities.