April marks the anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, and the anniversary of the State Fair Housing Act that prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicapped condition and familial status.

In commemorating these anniversaries, the Community Affairs Commission annually provides a conference, mailing of brochures, or other activity to inform the public about any new or revised laws that would affect the Housing Act. Members of the Community Affairs Commission serve on the Housing Committee who plan and organize the activity selected for Fair Housing Month.

Mailings for conferences or of brochures/materials are sent to banks/lenders, business/industry, women/minority-owned businesses, churches, civic and fraternal organizations, the media, realtors, and landlords/tenants, in particular those tenants who have filed housing complaints against their landlords with the Community Affairs Office in the previous year leading up to the mailing.

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