Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act, was passed on April 11, 1968. The legislation was pending in Congress for several years when the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. motivated Congress to approve enact the law seven days after his death.
Mrs. Lee Porter is affectionately known as the “Mother of Fair Housing”. In 1965, Lee Porter and her husband were initially denied housing in Bergen County, prompting her to volunteer for the Fair Housing Council of Bergen County. Lee moved up the ranks to eventually...
On April 16, 2019, the New Jersey Office of The Attorney General issued a press release announcing a finding of probable cause in relation to a complaint forwarded to them from The NJ Fair Housing Council in 2018.
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Shelter If you are in Bergen County NJ and are homeless and need shelter for tonight, please call the Bergen County Homelessness Prevention Hotline at 888-323-7426. Government Resources Section 8 The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as “Section 8”) refers to...
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