April is Fair Housing Month

During April we celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act.  The Fair Housing Act expands on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or marital status.  It is illegal for anyone to threaten coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right.

Fair housing creates equal opportunity in communities and allows people to have access to neighborhoods which may provide healthier living, quality education, and economic opportunities.

Fahe and our network members are committed to fair housing.  We are dedicated not only to building quality, affordable homes, but to also helping ensure that everyone in Appalachia has a fair chance of obtaining housing.  Every man, woman, and child has a right to live in a good environment without harassment or discrimination.

If you have experienced housing discrimination, you can file a report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at  https://www.hud.gov/topics/housing_discrimination