Fair Housing Month

Thursday, April 01, 2004

FHEO Assistant Secretary Carolyn Peoples kicks-off the beginning of Fair Housing Month today in Mobile, Alabama, with an opening ceremony and awards program. During the 1 p.m. program, the Assistant Secretary will sign Fair Housing Month Proclamations given by Mobile Mayor Michael Dow and Alabama Governor Bob Riley.

[Image: Poster of "Keepers of the Dream!" ]
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The Fair Housing Act, established by Congress in 1968, prohibits discrimination in the financing, rental or sale of any dwelling based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Amendments to the Act in 1988 extended its coverage to prohibit discrimination based on disability or familial status.

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