April Is Fair Housing Month - There Is An App For That!
The Civil Rights Act signed by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1968 prohibits discrimination regarding sale, rental, and financing of housing based on sex, race, religion, national origin, and as recently amended, handicap and family status. This is known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 or Title VIII.
Good news for Lakeland Fl homeowners, the Fair Housing Act has been updated again to address discrimination by lenders and other servicers offering loans and financial assistance to borrowers, including those borrowers struggling financially.
Now, there is an app for that - The HUD is now using technology to address an old problem by introducing a fair housing app this year called "Housing Discrimination Complaint App." This app educated users about housing rights under the Fair Housing Act and allows users to file a housing discrimination complaint against anyone who violates these rights.