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April Is Fair Housing Month, For Good Reason

Written by Mark K. Hicks on Sunday, 14 April 2013 7:00 pm

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, an expansion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status.

Title VIII of the Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968) .

Just this year fair housing rules were updated again to address boom-bust housing concerns.

The latest rules now specifically address discrimination by loan servicers and others offering loan servicing and financial assistance to borrowers including struggling borrowers .

Also this year, HUD introduced a fair housing app , the "Housing Discrimination Complaint App " to use the latest technology to address an old problem.

The app offers a quick and easy way to learn about housing rights under the Fair Housing Act and to file a housing discrimination complaint against wrong doers.

This year Fair Housing Month coincides with the National Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics Centennial which offers an informative 2013 Fair Housing Month Poster , highlighting fair housing and ethics advances. Click on the image below, print it out, display it in your home or office and keep attention focused on fair housing and true ethics in real estate.

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A DeadlineNews.Com Silicon Valley Contributing Writer , with a penchant for the quick, story-telling capability of infographics, Mark K. Hicks is broker/owner of The Seabrooke Group in San Jose, CA. Hicks, who takes a "client for life" approach to business, has more than 20 years real estate experience, including creative financing, foreclosure acquisition, probate sales and tax-deferred exchanges. Network with Hicks on LinkedIn .
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