April is Fair Housing Month

In April every year, the City of Chesapeake and CRHA (Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority) observe the passing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and ponder over the issue of housing discrimination that still prevails. This year marks the 56th anniversary of the law that made any form of discrimination in housing transactions illegal. Virginia's Fair Housing Law also forbids discrimination in residential housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, elderliness, disability, source of funds, sexual orientation, gender identity, or military status. The law further prohibits applying different standards to different groups of individuals.

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