April is National Fair Housing Month
Posted on: April 2, 2019
The month of April is National Fair Housing Month. This month is a designated time to recognize the advancements of equal housing access and to remind ourselves of the purpose of the Fair Housing Act. Enacted by Congress in 1968, the Fair Housing Act applies to housing and housing-related activities including:
· Apartment and home rentals
· Mortgage lending
· Home owners insurance
· Real estate sales.
The Fair Housing Act was enacted to protect persons from housing related discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial status (children), disability or ancestry.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the campaign includes efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights in communities across the country.
Mayor Johnny Magee and The City Council Members signed a Proclamation on April 4, 2018 in its honor.