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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Fair Housing Month

Apr 14, 2021

On April 11, 1968, then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, a landmark law that prohibits discrimination in the housing sector based on race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, and family status. In commemoration, each April our country celebrates Fair Housing Month.

“Thanks to the Fair Housing Act, every American has the right to live wherever they choose,” U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) said. “Since its enactment, our country has made great strides to ensure that more people have equal access to affordable housing, as well as equal opportunity to rent or buy a home, but more progress must be made. It is imperative we provide more ladders of opportunity to the American Dream for hardworking families no matter their zip code.”

To learn more about fair housing laws, including tenant and homeowner rights, please visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity’s website.