CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1988
In 1968, after much debate and a six-week filibuster, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Twenty years later the Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to broaden the protections and toughen the enforcement provisions. Both provisions are welcome and necessary.
May 5, 1996
An Inland Empire home builder, JM Development, has received the third annual Los Angeles Times Fair Housing Award in recognition of the inclusiveness of its advertising campaign for several of its new-home communities. The ad, created by Light & Associates, featured four children of different racial backgrounds against the backdrop of an American flag.
April 22, 2001 |
April is Fair Housing Month, and real estate salespeople across the country are working in their communities to help increase awareness about the importance of ensuring fair housing opportunities for everyone, according to the National Assn. of Realtors. This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, aimed at eliminating housing discrimination.
March 4, 2001
The Fair Housing Council of Orange County and the Apartment Assn. of Orange County will present "Successful Fair Housing and Management Tools," a one-day seminar for property owners, managers, leasing agents and marketing managers. Location: The Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center, 1570 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $75, including lunch, for members; $90 for nonmembers. Information: The Fair Housing Council of Orange County, (714) 569-0825; the Apartment Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 |
Fair housing issues, including discrimination in real estate sales and landlord-tenant disputes, will be discussed Thursday during a free forum in the Simi Valley City Council Chambers, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road. The event, from 7 to 9 p.m., was arranged by the city and the Simi Valley-Moorpark Assn. of Realtors. Organizers said the program is aimed at real estate professionals, apartment owners and managers, and the general public.
December 8, 1996 |
The Clinton administration is wrestling with an explosive issue that threatens to redefine what real estate agents can--and cannot--tell prospective home buyers about the racial and ethnic characteristics of neighborhoods. Since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, realty agents nationwide have been trained to avoid discussions of racial or other features of neighborhoods that may be covered by the law's anti-bias protections.