Fair Housing laws protect us all from discrimination related to the many identities we have as people. First passed in April 1968 as part of the Civil Rights Movement, it sought to ensure the ability of Black Americans to be able to live in neighborhoods that were previously racially segregated—whether by law or practice. Since then, Fair Housing laws across the country have expanded protections as our society has sought to recognize the many diversities of humanity. Rhode Island has some of the most inclusive protections in the United States, including the newly added Source of Income. This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance for all of us to be safely housed, both for personal and public health safety.
Join us on Crowdcast on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30pm as we celebrate the 53 rd anniversary of this landmark legislation to ensure the right to live without fear of discrimination and to find and keep housing safely.
Co-sponsored by Cranston Public Library, OneCranston Health Equity Zone, and SouthCoast Fair Housing. Featuring Housing Affordability information from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University
Alex West, Attorney, SouthCoast Fair Housing
Jeannine Schoos, Board Member, SouthCoast Fair Housing
Sherry Diaz, Vice President, Social Services, CCAP
Moderated by City Council Member John Donegan, Ward 3
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