2015 Fair Housing Poster Winner - Martin Valencia
Presentation By Mayor Nichols and Supervisor McCloud
Fair Housing is the law.
The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988 prohibit discrimination.
Protected Classes: race, color, national origin, familial status, sex, disability, and religion
Covered actions: Virtually all housing activities
In 1968, just four days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Fair Housing Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson honoring Dr. King’s work for civil rights. Under the Fair Housing Act, it is against the law to treat people differently when trying to buy, rent, or sell a home because of their race, color, national origin, familial status, sex, disability, and religion.
Since 1996, the City of Yuma has hosted a Fair Housing Program to encourage all citizens to work for tolerance and equal opportunity in our community.
Fair Housing Festival
Since 2008, the City of Yuma has recognized and celebrated April as Fair Housing month. In partnership with local agencies who seek to reduce barriers to fair housing, the annual Fair Housing Festival distributes informational materials to thousands of people in our community. In collaboration with Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG), enforcement of the 1968 Fair Housing Act and training for the prevention of housing discrimination is available to Yuma residents.
Assistance with Fair Housing Concerns
For assistance with Fair Housing Concerns: