GMAR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

April 12, 2018

Photo by Kim Robinson

On Wednesday April 11, 2018, the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR) and city leaders recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act at an event held on the Marquette University campus. Speakers for the event were Mayor Tom Barrett; Alderman Ashanti Hamilton; former Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council member and Commando Fred Reed; civil rights activist Margaret “Peggy” Rozga; Milwaukee Urban League President and CEO Dr. Eve Hall; Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council president William Tisdale; GMAR chairwoman Vickie Kelsall; and GMAR president Mike Ruzicka.

As part of the news conference, the GMAR presented a check for $12,500 to Housing Resources, Inc., to support their work in preparing Milwaukeeans for successful homeownership. Shorewest Realtors, RE/MAX Realtor 100, the First Weber Foundation, and Century 21 Affiliated each contributed funds to make the donation possible.