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 11, 2015

Do You Know What Happened 47 Years Ago Today?

Today, many people take the protections under federal fair housing law for granted. But not too long ago—47 years ago today, in fact—was when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law. Title VIII of this landmark piece of legislation is commonly known as the Fair Housing Act (FHA), which has served as the primary vehicle through which to seek redress for harm suffered as a result of housing discrimination violations across the United States.

The path toward adopting comprehensive anti-discrimination housing legislation was a hard-fought battle that spanned several generations.

Remember this historic day and learn more about its origins by taking a moment to read a "History of Fair Housing," courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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