National Fair Housing Month is a time to celebrate the progress made in creating equal access to housing, and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done. This year, the month of April falls on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, and disability. Despite this landmark legislation, many forms of housing discrimination continue to occur. During National Fair Housing Month, let’s recommit ourselves to fighting for fair and equal access to housing for all people. Let’s also remember that we each have a role to play in creating inclusive communities for everyone. Thank you for joining me in celebrating National Fair Housing Month!
Every year, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) promotes fair housing practices and encourages all Americans to learn about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to housing. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what fair housing means and how you can get involved. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!
National Fair Housing Month
April is Fair Housing Month, and this year marks the anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act. This act made it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin when selling or renting a home. While much has been done to advance fair housing since then, there is still more work to be done. Here’s a look at the history of fair housing and what you can do to make sure everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
There are a lot of events and activities happening all over the country to raise awareness of fair housing rights and laws. If you’re looking for something fun to do this month, or if you want to learn more about your rights as a tenant, then be sure to check out some of these events!
- Support to end discrimination in housing
- Welcome people of different backgrounds to your neighborhood
- Arrange seminars to create awareness about housing discrimination
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