Join us! HOME’s 56th Annual Dinner and Celebration will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Shea’s Seneca. It will be a wonderful evening of cocktails, dinner, basket raffles, auctions and awards— all to benefit fair housing in WNY. 

This is going to be a prolific year for fair housing!  National and local data continue to show a critical need for fair housing initiatives to break down persistent barriers to opportunity and housing choice. To meet this need, we are expanding our services by staffing more satellite offices, translating educational materials into more languages, and increasing our outreach to underserved populations and rural areas. We would love to be able to tell our 500+ members that your support helped us meet these goals!


This year’s keynote speaker: Svante L. Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca, NY

Svante L. Myrick was sworn into office in January 2012 at the age of 24, becoming the City of Ithaca’s youngest and first Mayor of color.

His first budget included a radical overhaul of City government that merged departments, streamlined processes and successfully closed a $3 million deficit – all while delivering the lowest tax increase in the City of Ithaca since the year 2000.

He has been featured in Times Magazine and listed in Forbes’ 30 Under 30. He is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and was voted Most

Innovative and a mayor to “Keep Our Eye On” in a Politico Magazine poll.

Learn more about Mayor Myrick.