LET US NOT FORGET
CELEBRATE FAIR HOUSING MONTH, FRIDAY, APRIL 28
April is Fair Housing Month, when we celebrate the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968, which included an “Open Housing” provision—Title VIII. The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status. This legislation, which would become known as the “Fair Housing Act,” was passed at a time of deep partisan divides throughout our country. Forty-nine years later, we still pause to remember both the struggle of its passage as well as the Act’s continued importance in the fabric of our lives as Americans.
Let Us Not Forget
Join HCC and our co-sponsors, Heights Libraries and the SEL Experience Project, in a moderated panel discussion to examine the impact of the Fair Housing Act on the lives of real people. Our panelists will share their personal stories of the real effects of housing discrimination today, followed by a moderated Q & A/Discussion session. We’ll wrap up with a celebration of HCC’s accomplishments taking on Zillow, Trulia, and Educational Redlining.
See you on Friday, April 28, at 7 pm at the CH-UH Library, Lee Road Branch (2345 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights). Reservations are appreciated, but walk-ins are always welcome. Refreshments will be served.
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Heights Community Congress
Heights Community Congress is an advocate of social justice, a monitor of fair housing practices and a facilitator for building strong diverse communities.
* To encourage an open, balanced housing market throughout the greater Cleveland area – resulting in inclusive communities and neighborhoods
* To stimulate active involvement of community residents in the identification and solution of issues of mutual concern
* To instill a sense of community spirit and involvement among residents of all races, religions, cultures, ages, ethnic heritage, and socioeconomic levels
*To provide and support the development of community-based services and programs that are responsive to the needs of a diverse population.
Our two primary programs are Fair Housing and Diversity Awareness.