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Celebrating Black History: The Fair Housing Act

Celebrating Black History: The Fair Housing Act

Discrimination in Housing Based Upon Race or Color

One of the central objectives of the Fair Housing Act, when Congress enacted it in 1968, was to prohibit race discrimination in sales and rentals of housing. Nevertheless, more than 30 years later, race discrimination in housing continues to be a problem.

Homeownership rates for black families in 2019 was lower than it was in 1968.  Varies factors are at work when noting that discrimination starts before families begin their search taking form in a variety of areas.

Learn More about the Fair Housing Act below at History.com:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/fair-housing-act

 



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