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.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Do You Know What Happened 49 Years Ago Today?

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Did you know that 49 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law? Title VIII of this landmark piece of legislation, also known as the Fair Housing Act (FHA), has served as the primary vehicle through which to seek redress for housing discrimination across the United States. The FHA was signed into law exactly one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law on April 11, 1968.
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law on April 11, 1968.
Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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

Take a moment to remember this landmark day in civil rights and housing by reading a "History of Fair Housing," courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


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