The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is proud to partner with The West Virginia Human Rights Commission to present their 8th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest.

Elementary school students from across the state were asked to develop a poster based on the phrase “Fair Housing Opens Doors.”

The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate non-discriminatory housing for all people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, blindness, handicap or familial status.

“This is an important event and we are proud to work with the WVHRC to promote fair housing,” said Erica Boggess, the Fund’s Executive Director. “These young people are tomorrow’s leaders and it’s clear they have a solid grasp of why fair housing is so important.”

The winners were chosen by a panel of WVHRC employees and co-sponsor representatives.

First place went to Nathalia Albino, who submitted her drawing via the Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority.

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