The Equal and Inclusive Housing: Knowledge for Stakeholders webinar – presented by the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights – provides an introduction to housing discrimination in the District, including local and federal fair housing laws, and to the process of reporting complaints of discrimination to the Office of Human Rights. With the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, much progress has been made towards reducing discriminatory practices in renting and lending, but it is far from eradicated. Housing discrimination continues, and remains a critical issue for marginalized populations.
The right to choose where one lives affects employment and educational opportunities, proximity to friends and family, access to transportation, commercial and governmental services, and even personal safety. This webinar provides social justice advocates, students and others interested in fair housing issues with a better understanding of fair housing issues, and ways to identify discrimination and ensure that our communities are truly equal and inclusive.