We believe that everyone deserves equal access to housing, a dedicated group of leaders enacted the Fair Housing Act in the late 1960s. This law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.

Join the Washington County CDA in promoting fairness, inclusivity, and the right for all to have a place to call home.

Want to learn more? Here is how you can make a difference:

  • Read how the Fair Housing Act came to be, a story that echoes fundamental American ideals.
  • Warmly welcome people in your community who belong to a different background, race, religion, or color.
  • Read more about how Minnesota extends fair housing laws, adding to one of the strongest civil rights legislations in the country. Don’t miss Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan’s recent highlight of the Housing Stability Act.
  • Volunteer for nonprofit organizations that support affordable housing.
  • Learn more from the National Fair Housing Alliance.
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