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Los Angeles Among Sites for HUD Fair Housing Effort

April 21, 1985

Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New Orleans have been selected as sites for the Housing and Urban Development department's 1985 National Campaign of Public/Private Partnerships for Fair Housing.

"Government, private industry and local groups must join forces to guarantee fair housing for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin," said Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr.

Joining Pierce in making the site announcement was Jon L. Boisclair of Winston Network Inc., a national advertising firm that has agreed to donate more than $500,000 of free advertising space for the three-city campaign. More than 7,300 bus posters and 224 billboards advocating fair housing opportunities in the cities will be used.

The campaign is a cooperative effort between federal, state and local governments, private industry, local organizations and fair housing committees to increase community awareness of the federal fair housing law.

The Los Angeles campaign will begin May 29. Philadelphia will start its campaign on April 30 and New Orleans will begin on May 14.

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