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On April 4, 2019, we remember the violence that ended the life but expanded the legacy of the Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968.

Each year, on April 11, fair housing advocates across the country open their doors to the public to increase knowledge and awareness of aspects of the federal Fair Housing Act. This year, the Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania (FHRC) strives to educate the public about modern-day redlining, gentrification, and displacement.

FHRC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure equal access to housing opportunities for all persons. FHRC works to operate in a housing eco-system that recognizes the innate desire by all to choose housing and neighborhood conditions that are free from discrimination. To achieve that goal, the organization is willing to work with diverse professionals that are responsible for business practices that promote housing choice.

Because most housing transactions and municipal decisions are governed by federal, state, and local fair housing policies, in 2019, FHRC will schedule several fair housing events that are intended to promote best practices. Look for:
1. We Must Dismantle Redlining Project;
2. Modern-Day Redlining, Gentrification, and Displacement: Why Protected Classes Should Hold Local Government and the Private Sector Accountable for Causing Civil and Human Rights Crises; and
3. Fair Housing and Code Enforcement: A Best Practices Guide to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.

Event dates are forthcoming.

At FHRC, pursuing social justice through education is a core value. That is why the public is welcome to attend scheduled events that are designed to empower and provide best practices for the following guests: Appraisers, Elected Officials, Home Owners, Insurers, Journalists, Mortgage Lenders, Public and Private Housing Providers, Municipal Staff, Planners, Realtors, Renters, Residents, Solicitors, Students, and Tax Assessors.

– Angela McIver, CEO of FHRC and NFHA Board Member