April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month, in honor of the Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, later amended by the Housing Amendments Act of 1988. The Fair Housing Act barred housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The 1988 Act added extended protection against discrimination based on disability or on familial status and strengthened enforcement.

Celebrate by knowing your rights!

If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, file a fair housing complaint.

The Denver Public Library has great resources on the Civil Rights, including the struggle for fair housing for adult readers and for children, including DVDs of the epic series Eyes on the Prize. Learn more about the PBS series.

Written by Janet on April 18, 2011

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