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.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fair Housing Month: Kentuckians to 'Get on the Bus' for Fair Housing

Kentucky is honoring Fair Housing Month with a guided bus tour of Frankfort, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m. The tour, "Get on the Bus: The Path Toward Housing Opportunities," will focus on the history and impact of segregated housing in the twentieth century and will emphasize the historical and political climate that led to the passage of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Kentucky's own fair housing law.

According to a press release from event co-host Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), the "Get on the Bus" theme evokes the civil rights movement while "The Path Toward Housing Opportunities" reflects the public marches of the time, including one in Frankfort that fair housing advocate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led in 1964.

The Lexington Fair Housing Council and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are co-hosting this event along with KHC.

To sign up for the tour, visit HUD's event page Web site or see the release (cited above) for additional contact information. The event is open to the public, but space is limited.

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

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