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2018

  • Today April 11th, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the FHA. The passage of this legislation was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, formally ending housing discrimination and calling for affirmatively furthering fair housing through the creation of diverse and integrated communities.  Read the op-ed “The fierce urgency of fair and affordable homes” by Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, and Diane Yentel, president and CEO of NLIHC, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) calling for its robust implementation. The op-ed  can be found at:https://washex.am/2EDgruo
  • The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable HomesT, reveals that In no state or major metropolitan area is there an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters. Further it finds a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income renter households. Read the entire Maryland report here>>http://ow.ly/qIAg30jmpbN
  • Exhibit opening at the National Building Museum April 14th “Evicted”. This immersive exhibition explores chronic eviction through new interviews, data, and photography, examining the reasons for and fallout from the more than 2.4 million American evictions each year. Please attend and share your experience. Admission is free. Learn more>> http://ow.ly/iWPM30jjXq6
  • The “Opportunity Starts at Home” campaign launched this month at the Housing Policy Forum focuses on critical intersections between affordable housing and many other sectors and the centrality of affordable housing to personal well-being. Learn more >>http://ow.ly/6Fw430jbFj7

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