Fair Housing vs. Unfair Housing

Do you know the difference?

Knowing the difference between fair housing and unfair housing isn't as obvious as you might think. This blog aims to present a variety of important and interesting fair housing issues.

If you're an apartment professional, avoid costly mistakes by reading the stories of others who — even with good intentions — learned compliance lessons the hard way. (For the easy way, click here.)

If you live in an apartment, get familiar with your rights when it comes to housing discrimination, as well as your options for seeking justice.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fair Housing Month: Another Year, Another Step

Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) used Fair Housing Month as an opportunity to reflect on the many steps the United States has taken toward achieving housing equality since the Fair Housing Act (FHA) became law in 1968.

In its brochure, "39 Steps Toward Fair Housing," HUD presents a concise timeline of key issues, cases, developments and achievements that have shaped the path since the FHA's birth (with one step for each year through 2007).

If nothing else, this brief publication reminds us that the FHA wasn't just the end of a long, difficult chapter, but the beginning of a new era that's not without its own set of struggles and challenges.

Return tomorrow for the eighteenth part of this special "Fair Housing Month" feature at Fairhousingblog.com.

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