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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Fair Housing Month

Apr 11, 2018

Congresswoman Beatty Celebrates Fair Housing Month

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the housing sector based on race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, and family status. In recognition of the landmark piece of legislation, each April our country marks “Fair Housing Month.” To celebrate Fair Housing Month, as well as to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) said:

“Because of the Fair Housing Act, every American has the right to live wherever they choose. In the five decades since its enactment, our country has made great strides in ensuring more Americans have equal access to affordable housing, as well as equal opportunity to rent or buy a home, but more progress needs to be made. In that spirit, I am working in Congress, Central Ohio and across the country to expand affordable housing options and provide more ladders of opportunity to the American Dream for hardworking families no matter their zipcode.”