Two local non-profit organizations received recognition during the 15th annual Fair Housing Luncheon today. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center and Habitat for Humanity both received plaques recognizing their efforts to provide housing for citizens in need. The Paducah Human Rights Commission and the City of Paducah hosted the event, inviting the public to enjoy helpings of chicken and mashed potatoes while speakers from the Paducah Board of Realtors and the US Bank offered advice on housing acquisition. The audience included legislators, police officers and non-profit managers, a mixture that impressed Merryman House Assistant Director Dawn York. She says,
“It’s remarkable to me to be able to come to an event like this and be able to see people from different systems within our city to come together and talk about something so impactful like fair housing.”
During the event, the Paducah Human Rights Commission also recognized Mayor Bill Paxton for his efforts to provide fair housing in the area.