April is National Fair Housing Month

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April is National Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) became law in April 1968 as the Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was a landmark piece of legislation.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the FHA into law one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equality in housing.

The nation comes together every April to recommit to the goal of creating an equal opportunity in every community and eliminate discrimination.  This means that everyone regardless of religion, race, color, sex, familial status, national origin or disability has access to neighborhoods of opportunity in an environment filled with economic opportunity, health, self sufficiency and quality schools for children to attend.

Information courtesy of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

 

Click the link below for some resources to learn more about home buying in America, stories and fair housing information.

Housing Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act

2022 Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America – National Association of Realtors Research Group

More Than a Home, A Place to Thrive

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