Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act was passed by the United States Congress in 1968. It prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or sex. Today, communities federal agencies and federal grantees are required to “affirmatively further” fair housing. In practice, this means “taking meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics.”

 

Advocating for fair housing

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