Argumentative Essay On Fair Housing Act

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The City of Elgin proclaimed April 2016 Fair Housing Month at this month’s city council meeting April 5, acknowledging the anniversary of the passing of the federal Fair Housing act as part of the 1968 Civil Rights Act.

The Act guarantees that housing be made available to all Americans without consideration of race, color, gender, religion, disability, familial status, or country of origin, but last week the federal government marked the anniversary of the Act by issuing a guidance broadening its scope.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the guidance, a document clarifying how the Act should be applied, stating that property owners may no longer unilaterally deny housing to individuals with a criminal
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