A daylong environmental justice forum on making Western New York homes and communities healthier will be held Friday.

The forum, called “An Environmental Justice Forum for Buffalo Homes and Neighborhoods,” will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St.

Matthew Tejada, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice, will open the forum.

William J. Hochul Jr., U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York, will discuss the importance of environmental enforcement.

Admission to the forum is free. To register go to