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Celebrate! Every Day is Fair Housing Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2018  
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April 25, 2018

Celebrate!  Every Day is Fair Housing Day

April marks Fair Housing Month – and this year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Fair Housing Act.  This new law was passed under the auspice of the Civil Rights Act one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968.  It introduced meaningful enforcement authority to protect against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin in the sale or rental of dwellings.  In 1974, gender was added as a protected class; and in 1988, disability and familial status were added as protected classes.

Fair Housing Month serves as a reminder and a celebration of the Fair Housing Act and is especially poignant this year as the Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, marking the half century anniversary of the both the Act and the assassination of Dr. King.

Under the Fair Housing Act, any person who feels discriminated against can file a complaint at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which has the responsibility for the investigation and enforcement of the Act HUD Complaint Process.

The mission of Your AHA is to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America and we are proud to support the Fair Housing Act.  If you are interested in these principles and would like to learn more, check out our friends at the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) at NFHA. Lisa Rice, newly elevated President of the NFHA is on the Advisory Board of the AHA.

Buy vs. Rent?  Here’s a Tool to Help You Decide

Much is being written about rising rents and the high cost of housing.  If you need a tool to help you assess your options just go to our website – www.myaha.com and view our Achieve the Dream section to use this Calculator.  It’s a fabulous tool to help you decide if this is the right time for you to become a homeowner.

Well, Maybe It Is Not Yet Spring

As Mother Nature continues to defy the calendar with unusual weather from coast to coast, don’t miss the sales, discounts and cash back offers on travel, outdoor furniture, spring (and winter) fashions.  Offers change daily at the AHA Member Rewards.

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