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County displays students’ artwork from Fair Housing poster contest



washoecountydistricthealthdeptlogo-150x150-6179845-7093269The Silver State Fair Housing Council (SSFHC) recently completed its 18th annual Fair Housing Poster Contest, and many of the student submissions will be on display at Washoe County buildings throughout April.

The contest theme was “Welcome Home,” and entries were received from more than 200 students in grades 1-8 from the Washoe County School District. Posters will be on display during the month of April in the County’s 9th Street Administration building lobby, and the winning posters will be on display at the Downtown Library in Reno. Reno City Hall will also display some of the artwork.

SSFHC designed the contest to help students understand the federal and state fair housing laws. Under these laws, all residents of Nevada have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

All students who submitted a poster will receive a certificate of participation, and an awards reception will be held to publicly announce the winners and celebrate National Fair Housing Month in April. Prizes include passes to the Nevada Museum of Art and inclusion in SSFHC’s Fair Housing calendar.

WHAT: The Silver State Fair Housing Council 18th annual poster contest with more than 200 participating school children.

WHERE/WHEN: Washoe County Administration Building Lobby, 1001 E 9th St., Reno, beginning Tuesday, April 1, and at the Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center St., Reno, beginning Thursday, April 17.

For more information on SSFHC, visit silverstatefairhousing.org.

View the poster winners online: Bethany, Kylie, Zandra and Grace.

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