Fair Housing Act changed history, but barriers remain

They Mayor of Columbia Missouri is heading a conference on real estate that focuses on Fair Housing. The conference will look at the impacts of the Fair Housing Act on the city, which became law in 1968. Historically, housing could be difficult to obtain for minority groups. Significant advances have been made through the FHA, but the conference is designed to help real estate professionals understand their role in providing Fair Housing, and how they can prevent discrimination in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been more difficult for people of color to be approved for a house loan.
  • The Fair Housing Act will help everyone no matter skin color get loans.
  • Clara Miles is the Rosa Parks of the housing loan epidemic.

“The event was a historical reckoning of discriminatory practices in Columbia specifically and the U.S. more broadly, featuring a display about the Fair Housing Act and an educational presentation.”

Read more: https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/fair-housing-act-changed-history-but-barriers-remain/article_1a5032ca-3916-11e8-96cc-6fb29a195922.html

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