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Posted on: April 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] April is Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month serves as a reminder and a celebration of the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate in housing based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status, or disability.

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the adoption of Section VIII of the Civil Rights Act, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. The legislation, passed to prevent discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex, national origin, or religion, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1968.

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