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50th Anniversary Of The Fair Housing Act—The Road Is Long, Let’s Make Sure It’s the Right Road

50th Anniversary Of The Fair Housing Act—The Road Is Long, Let’s Make Sure It’s the Right Road

Since this post is about Fair Housing Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, it seems obligatory to make a statement about how far we have come, but how much work remains to be done. On the other hand, if you have been driving on the road for a long time, and you still have a long way to go, it bears asking the question if you are on the right road.

The Fair Housing Act Makes Us Stronger: Commemorating 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act Makes Us Stronger: Commemorating 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

While the mobile home wasn’t Lavon’s first choice, it was the closest place to rent near his son and daughter’s school.  It also was walking distance to everyone’s job, which was a necessity once their only car died.  After four requests for the same application and eight “re-checks” of his credit, Lavon began to think the color of his skin made a difference in where he could live.