Fair Housing Campaign Launched
Feature Story by civilrights.org staff - 4/15/2003The number of housing complaints, although underreported, remains as high as last year despite flat funding levels, concludes the 2003 fair housing trends report from the National Fair Housing Alliance.
The report compiles data on reported complaints of housing discrimination from federal and state agencies as well as from private fair housing groups nationwide.
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund has partnered with the National Fair Housing Alliance and the Ad Council to launch a Fair Housing National Multimedia Campaign. The campaign, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is designed to increase public awareness of the Fair Housing Act and its protections, encourage the reporting of fair housing discrimination to the appropriate agencies, and provide information and resources to help communities and institutions support individuals and families who exercise their fair housing rights.
The campaign features the tagline, "Fair Housing. It's not an option. It's the law." and directs audiences to call 1-800-669-9777 or visit www.fairhousinglaw.org if they think they've been victims of housing discrimination ro have witnessed an act of discrimination.
Organizational leaders as well as individuals who have been victims of housing discrimination will participate in the April 16 press conference announcing the launch of the campaign and the release of the trends report.
For more information:
Talia Inbar 202-320-8790