April Is Fair Housing Month!

Why is April Fair Housing Month?

Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968, legislators passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, or the Fair Housing Act.

 

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes housing discrimination in the sale, financing, or rental of housing or housing related services unlawful if based upon:

Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Gender, Familial Status (having children in the home under the age of 18), and Disability.

The Fair Housing Act is the foundation of our work here at DMFHC and to commemorate this occasion, we will be sharing different resources on our site throughout the month! Please check back periodically to see what's new!

DMFHC celebrated "Fair Housing Month" with a joint collaboration with the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) and taught the audience about federal and state Fair Housing laws.  During this free webinar, the audience learned about both organization's missions and processes as well as the difference between FHIP and a FHAP.  The audience also learned about essential fair housing basics such as protected classes, prohibited practices and important deadlines.

Seven Days -  Short Documentary

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act and the National Fair Housing Alliance’s 30th Anniversary, Nationwide released on January 25, 2018, its short documentary film “Seven Days.” The short film, produced by Nationwide, chronicles the seven days between the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the passage of the Fair Housing Act.

A Matter of Place -  Short Film

The Fair Housing Justice Center has partnered with Kavanagh Productions to produce the film “A Matter of Place”, a documentary film that shines a bright light on housing discrimination, one of the most shrouded and misunderstood civil rights issues in America.  For more information about the video please visit this link.

NOT FOR RENT! Documentary

Everyone deserves a place to live. 

The documentary film, NOT FOR RENT! takes a look at the challenges ex-felons face everyday as they attempt to find appropriate housing and to reintegrate back into society. It addresses communities "not in our town" mentality while educating the lay person on American's recidivism crisis and the prison revolving door. Directed by Matt Duhamel, an ex-inmate himself, the film will open eyes to the millions of men and women who combat housing restrictions while attempting to move on from a past that the community does not want them to forget. The feature length film, due out spring, 2017, begs the question, "Who deserves a second chance?" Written by Matt Duhamel

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