Fair Housing Month
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners
Fair Housing Month 2018
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Throughout our national history, some groups of people have benefitted more from housing opportunities than others. The federal Fair Housing Act, initially adopted in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and subsequently augmented through amendments to the Act, prohibits discrimination in housing based on seven protected classes: race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and familial status (the presence of children in the household). In addition, Oregon fair housing law guarantees that housing throughout the State of Oregon should be made available to all citizens without regard to marital status, sources of income, sexual orientation including gender identity, and survivors of domestic violence.
Recognizing Fair Housing Month in Washington County supports both regional and national efforts to celebrate the strides that have been made as well as recognizes the work that remains to be done. This year’s local activities will include the presentation of a Fair Housing Display in the Public Services Building’s Main Street lobby throughout the month of April, and attendance at the Latino Cultural Festival in Hillsboro providing fair housing resources.
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