Professor Rigel Oliveri has been designated as one of the Humans of HUD during Fair Housing Month at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Professor Oliveri was recognized for her work as both a lawyer and academic expert on the issues surrounding sexual harassment of low-income women in housing.
HUD and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) are pursuing a joint initiative to increase knowledge and enforcement of fair housing law with respect to the sexual harassment of low-income women by landlords. They are supporting a series of roundtables across the country to bring together service providers, lawyers, and other interested parties.
Mizzou Law will host one of those roundtables on Thursday, May 2 from 10 am to 1 pm in Hulston Hall. Anna Farias, the assistant secretary of HUD, Charles Thomas, assistant U.S. attorney from Kansas City, and Mazen Basrawi, a trial attorney in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, will be attending. Joining them will be a few dozen attorneys, government officials, and low-income service providers from mid-Missouri.