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Join us for an open conversation about discrimination!

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, join HOPE and other entities for a general conversation about discrimination, open to all! This is an opportunity for the public to give and get perspective on discrimination of all kinds: what it looks like, what’s actually been happening, and what people can do about it. This event is being hosted from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the LGBT Visitor Center at 1130 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.

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Remembering Shirley Taylor-Prakelt

The HOPE Fair Housing Center family mourns the loss of Shirley Taylor Prakelt. Those familiar with HOPE’s history know that the organization was created by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to Miami-Dade County. The County employee responsible for writing that grant proposal at the time was Shirley Taylor-Prakelt.

Shirley dedicated over 30 years at the local government level to implementing neighborhood revitalization, redevelopment programs, and a myriad of housing programs. She fought for the removal of discriminatory housing practices and furthering housing choice for all. A public servant with a vast knowledge of housing policy, Shirley served as a model for affordable housing advocates and professionals. We salute her life's

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