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April 2021 Fair Housing Month

April 2021 Fair Housing Month

The following was publicized by Salt Lake City for the Fair Housing Month 2022.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall marked the 53rd anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act by proclaiming April Fair Housing Month in Salt Lake City. The landmark legislation —  Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 — prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status.  

“This funding, and these protections are critical to ensuring the rights of Salt Lake City residents.. I’m grateful for landlords, realtors, lenders and insurers who take housing rights seriously. And I’m grateful for the valuable efforts of organizations like the YWCA, which provide vulnerable populations, including survivors of domestic violence, a path to long-term housing,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “While housing protection laws have been around for the better part of a century, Salt Lake City is not free from the realities of housing discrimination. If residents believe they’ve experienced housing discrimination, there is recourse and I encourage you to reach out to the organizations and agencies that can help.”  

You can view a full recording of the event below.

The Housing Stability Division, in partnership with the Disability Law Center, YWCA, and South Valley Services, hosted a panel discussion and Q&A discussing Fair Housing month. Among the topics discussed was the coincidence of Fair Housing Month with the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the ways that legislation domestic violence protections for women. You can watch a recording of this session below.

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