Oakland County L. Brooks Patterson proclaims April as Fair Housing Month in recognition of the 46th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Fair Housing Law under the Civil Rights Act.
“Unlawful discrimination is still present, particularly in the case of families with young children, so the fight against housing discrimination must continue,” Patterson said. “I hope that the declaration of April as Oakland County Fair Housing Month will increase awareness of fair housing laws and those working to protect individuals in their search for housing of their choice.”
Fair housing laws guarantee all citizens equal opportunity in securing housing of their choice regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, religion, disability or family status. Laws apply to the sale, rental, financing and advertising of housing nationwide.
Oakland County will assist residents in cases of suspected housing discrimination. Inquiries may be directed to a housing counselor at 248-858-1891 or the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit at 313-963-1274.