Fair housing is the law of the land.
The Fair Housing Council is here to ensure that all who seek housing have an equal opportunity to rent, purchase, finance and insure the property that they choose. Fair housing means that you may freely choose a place to live without facing discrimination because of your race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability or because you have children. It is your right to be treated in an equal and non-discriminatory manner.
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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.