Fair Housing Act Turns 50 – City Celebrates Fair Housing Month

/Fair Housing Act Turns 50 – City Celebrates Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Act Turns 50 – City Celebrates Fair Housing Month

Photographs by Bernard Kleina, Design by Susan Keleher Kleina (kleinapro@aol.com)

Every April, the City of Columbus celebrates Fair Housing Month in commemoration of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in April 1968.  Martin Luther King, Jr fought for the elimination of housing discrimination and was intent on ensuring equal housing opportunities for all prior to his untimely death on April 4, 1968.  President Lyndon Johnson signed Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act into law exactly one week later.  We know this as the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Through advocacy, enforcement, education, and outreach, we continue to address fair housing for all regardless of race, color, gender, age, familial status, national origin, ancestry, religion, and/or disability.

Fair Housing is 50 – HUD website

City of Columbus Fair Housing Information

On April 17, Mayor Jim Lienhoop read a Proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Month in recognition of the passage of the Fair Housing Act fifty years ago.

 

2018-04-23T05:56:21+00:00 News|