The 2019 State of Black America, Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided, focuses on the state of the Black vote with an emphasis on its power—and heightened vulnerability to suppression. READ NOW...

Civic engagement doesn’t just happen every four years at a presidential election. It means you are constantly learning about issues in our community and advocating for what you believe. As the nation commemorates Fair Housing Month and the prohibition of discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, or national origin, the YPs will break down some of the practical issues arising under the Fair Housing Act and what the Urban League is doing in Winston-Salem and across the country to address fair housing. Mixers are held on the third Thursday of each month and are free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to register via ypaprilmixer.eventbrite.com.  Date: Thu, April 18, 2019Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMLocation: Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center, 510 Trade Street Northwest, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 RSVP NOW ...

Join us for the Winston-Salem Urban League Annual Meeting. The Board and staff will honor individuals who have played key roles in furthering the Winston-Salem Urban League mission. The CEO will update members with successes from the current year and share his vision for the new fiscal year. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="RSVP Now" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/w-s-urban-league-annual-meeting-tickets-44152735019?ref=ecal" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] DATE AND TIME Thu, June 28, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Winston-Salem Urban League Event Center 510 Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...

FOR RELEASE MAY 9, 2018 WINSTON-SALEM URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT & CEO FEATURED IN 2018 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA WINSTON-SALEM – The National Urban League’s annual State of Black Americareport, which evaluates the relative social and economic status of African Americans, this year includes commentary from James Perry. "Right here in Winston-Salem, we're leading the charge to make lives better. Through our computer labs on 5th Street and Patterson Ave, we are constantly connecting our community to the digital revolution. People are always shocked when they step into my office and realize that it is a small but mighty digital studio...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (March 7, 2018)  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson imploring that he reinstate in the anti-discrimination language that was recently removed from HUD's mission statement. In the letter, Morial states, You have spoken of the squalid conditions of your childhood neighborhood in Boston; you have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism, and for a time, according to your spokesman, benefitted from the safety net of housing subsidy. You must bring these experiences to bear in your responsibility to uphold the duties of your office. A drastic change to the department's mission statement is a move that should not be made lightly, or in haste. Before accepting this change, you must confer with your staff in the field, and HUD stakeholders, who must live with the consequences...

For Immediate Release Center for Responsible Lending & National Urban League Report Shows Senators Proposal Would Cost More, Deliver Less WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2018)  A new research report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and National Urban League critiques a legislative discussion draft by U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) to restructure the nation's housing finance system, and it criticizes recently published papers supporting it. CRL and the National Urban League's report finds that the proposed legislation repeals the important public interest mandates within the current system and replaces them with weak incentives that will greatly harm the overall housing market. The report also finds that cost assumptions in the paper supporting the legislation are incorrect and once corrected will drive up costs for lower-wealth borrowers. The new report, Senate GSE Reform Proposal: A Blow to Affordable Housing and Harmful to the Overall Housing Market, is jointly authored by...

Read This Notice In Its Entirety: Please be advised that the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List will open on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00am and close on Friday February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm for any persons interested in applying. The HCV Program is a tenant based rental assistance program that is administered by the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem within Forsyth County. Applications will only be available online. No paper applications will be available or accepted. Before you begin the application process, please have available your social security card, a vaild email address and a pen and paper. HAVE PAPER AND PEN READY TO WRITE DOWN YOUR CONFIRMATION INFORMATION OR PRINTER TO PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION INFORMATION. This online application will be available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian languages. The application can be accessed via a link on this webpage (www.haws.org, or https://hawsnc.securecafe.com/onlineleasing/haws-live/guestlogin.aspx) during the acceptance timeframe only. For applicants...