Brinson Askew Berry partner Stewart Duggan spoke at the 2014 Fair Housing Symposium hosted by the Appalachian Housing and Redevelopment Corporation of Rome April 30. The Symposium celebrated Fair Housing Month and featured several panelists, including Duggan, who discussed the Fair Housing Act, Fair Housing Equal Opportunity Monitoring, compliance with fair housing laws, legal defense perspective of fair housing and enforcement of fair housing complaints.
Fair housing ensures communities welcoming and free from housing discrimination and hostility. It also means regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial stats and disability, that everyone has access to neighborhoods where their children can attend quality schools, live in a healthy environment and have growing economic opportunities.
Duggan currently serves as counsel for the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, Calhoun Housing Authority, McRae Housing Authority, LaGrange Housing Authority, Thomaston Housing Authority, Gainesville Housing Authority, Lawrenceville Housing Authority, Hawkinsville Housing Authority, and Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc. He is also a member of the Housing and Development Law Institute.