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Fair Housing Month kicks off with focus on opportunities for future generations

Posted by: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 4/3/2013

In April, the nation celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This year’s theme “Our Work Today Defines Our Tomorrow” encourages us to foster sustainable, inclusive communities of opportunity for future generations.

HUD reminds us of the meaning of fair housing in this excerpt from its annual fair housing message:

Fundamentally, fair housing means that every person can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self sufficiency can grow.

Read more about Fair Housing Month on HUD’s website.