Published on April 24th, 2013 | by JD0
DuPage County Reminds Residents of Their Rights During Fair Housing Month
In recognition of Fair Housing Month, DuPage County residents are encouraged to learn more about their rights through the Fair Housing Act that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.
Chairman Dan Cronin said this year marks the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act that guarantees the right of all Americans equal housing opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, familial status or handicap.
“All of us have the right to equal treatment when looking for housing. Too often discrimination on the basis of race, creed, disability or sexual orientation is a reality for many people today. DuPage County is committed to working with our community partners to combat this reality,” Cronin said Wednesday in a statement.
Upon acceptance of Federal Community Development Block Grant funds, the County certifies every year that it will “affirmatively further fair housing.” Efforts are made to mitigate housing obstacles people encounter as identified through the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Study.
See the rights here.