April Fair Housing Month
This year, we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. On April 11, 2022, Honorable Dr. Richard W. West, Mayor of the City of Chesapeake, presented a proclamation to commemorate April as “National Fair Housing Month” to Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority. It was received by Dr. Adams, Chair Board President; John Kownack, Executive Director; Nancy Tarkenton, Deputy Executive Director and Nellie Sanchez, Housing and Community Development Specialist.
On April 1st, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) kicked off Fair Housing Month 2023 with this year’s Fair Housing Month theme, Choices for all Voices: Building an Equitable Future. To learn more about HUD’s Fair Housing activities for this month, please visit https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_month