The Department of Housing and Urban Development has partnered with the Hispanic Radio Network to launch a fair housing education campaign in Spanish that targets 13 of the country's largest metropolitan areas.The new radio advertising campaign will educate tenants, landlords, homebuyers, real estate agents, borrowers, and lenders about federal law against housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. It is scheduled for broadcast in 14 cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, and Houston. Carolyn Peoples, HUD's assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity, said the campaign represents an effort to respond to market demand based on findings by a recent housing discrimination study. "Awareness is the first step in preventing housing discrimination,” Ms. Peoples said. HUD findings show that "Hispanics experience discrimination one in four times that they attempt to rent a home," she noted, so HUD has placed "additional emphasis on education and outreach to the Hispanic community."

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