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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

HUD Kicks Off Fair Housing Month With National Media Campaign Launch

Fair Housing Month is about commemorating the passage of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and promoting awareness of housing discrimination laws. So, what better way for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to kick off the month than to announce the launch of a new national media campaign?

HUD's new campaign is called "Live Free" and will run throughout the year, according to a press release. Acknowledging that "our society is more technologically advanced today," the campaign will utilize "the latest media tools to better reach all people about housing discrimination and what to do if they experience it," according to John TrasviƱa, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Look for Facebook ads (such as these), digital videos, podcasts and more in the upcoming months that cover a wide range of pressing and prevalent fair housing issues.

Has HUD been doing enough to promote awareness of housing discrimination laws? Do you believe the new "Live Free" campaign will help educate the public about fair housing?

What do you think?

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