April is Fair Housing Month

By: Mia Watson
4/2/2021

April is Fair Housing Month, an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act, while increasing our efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of housing rights.

The Fair Housing Project of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) and statewide partners are hosting a number of events throughout the month. These include: 

  • Fair Housing Fridays: A series of informational discussions on topics such as Equity and Choice in Vermont Housing, Racial Discrimination in Housing and Community Impacts, and the Changing Realities of Vermont’s Housing Landscape after COVID. (12:30pm Fridays via Zoom and Facebook live with recordings available for later viewing.)
  • Workshops and Trainings: This series of educational events includes opportunities for the general public, landlords, and municipal officials to learn about fair housing rights and responsibilities and discuss issues related to harassment and hate crimes. 
  • Library activities: Libraries around the state are holding book discussions, StoryWalks®, HeART & Home art activities, and other community events.
  • HeArt & Home Community Art Project: An opportunity for artists of all ages to share what home and inclusive communities means to them.  

The full schedule of events with registration links is available at https://fairhousingmonthvt.org/event-calendar

 

The Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications. For emergency rental assistance, please contact Vermont State Housing Authority.