Seven Days: Passage of the Fair Housing Act

One week in 1968 changed official U.S. policy towards segregation. Watch ‘Seven Days’ to see how the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. focused political will to address America’s legacy of discrimination. #FairHousingFriday #MLK #CivilRights

Segregation by Design

Did you ever wonder how segregation became so pervasive or how discrimination has impacted our economy and communities? Take 17 minutes to view ‘Segregation by Design.’ #FairHousingFriday #Segregation #HousingPolicy.

Sexual Harassment Complaint Filed Against NJ Property Owner

Department of Justice Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Owner of Rental Property in New Jersey | August 5, 2020

“No one should ever be forced to provide sexual favors, or otherwise endure sexual harassment, as a condition to keep or obtain housing,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. “Sexual harassment in housing is illegal under the Fair Housing Act, and we will vigorously enforce this federal law to end this depraved type of behavior.”

“The Fair Housing Act protects the right of all persons in our nation to rent a home without suffering sexual exploitation at the hands of abusive landlords. Demanding sexual favors from tenants, especially those who are financially vulnerable, is illegal,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division. “The Fair Housing Act protects tenants from sexual harassment and retaliation by their landlords, and the Justice Department will hold accountable those who engage in such cruel, depraved, and illegal conduct and will work tirelessly to obtain relief for their victims.”

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Meet the Idaho Human Rights Commission

Idaho Code 67-5909 prohibits discrimination against a person because of—or on a basis of—race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability. The Idaho Human Rights Commission oversees compliance with housing, labor and education laws for all persons in Idaho.

As the Commission reminds us all, “Every Idahoan has the right to be treated equally at work, at school, where we live and in public accommodations so that we all have the opportunity to strive for our best. It’s the right thing to do.”