Apartment Professionals and Renters Can Learn About Fair Housing Law With Newly Redesigned FairHousingResources.com

Fair Housing Helper unveils site relaunch as Fair Housing Month begins.

DIX HILLS, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fair Housing Helper is pleased to unveil the newly redesigned FairHousingResources.com today, to coincide with the start of Fair Housing Month. The redesigned site offers users an enhanced experience while presenting an even greater range of topical resources, including its popular "Protected Classes Tool," which offers a handy pull-down menu of additional protected classes by state.

Landlords, property managers, leasing agents, and staff who need to comply with fair housing laws can use FairHousingResources.com to access primary sources and other key information, such as the full text of the Fair Housing Act and its regulations, government guidance, related laws, and more. Apartment hunters and renters also can visit the site to get familiar with how the law protects them against housing discrimination, including topics such as identifying illegal steering, apartment hunting with a disability, displaying religious decor in an apartment, and what to do if you think you've been discriminated against.

"The aim of FairHousingResources.com has always been to raise awareness of fair housing issues and help people understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to housing discrimination laws," noted Ron Leshnower, Founder and President of Fair Housing Helper and author of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals. "Fair Housing Month is the perfect time to reintroduce FairHousingResources.com to those professionals and consumers who can benefit from its wealth of information and improved design."

About Fair Housing Month:

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) became law in April 1968, as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, with President Johnson's signature on April 11, one week after the assassination of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equality in housing. The FHA was considered landmark legislation, prohibiting many types of discriminatory acts regarding the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, and national origin. The FHA has since been amended to add sex, disability, and familial status to the list of protected classes, as well as to strengthen the law's enforcement mechanism.

 Since 1968, April has come to be regarded as a time to remember the FHA and reflect on the rights it gives citizens. Presidents of the United States and governors have issued proclamations over the years declaring April to be "Fair Housing Month." In addition, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which has primary authority for enforcing the FHA, as well as several housing advocacy groups, professional real estate organizations, and schools have sponsored events and poster and essay contests, and have launched awareness campaigns during April to commemorate the historical passage of this major legislation and increase the public's understanding of its many protections.

About Fair Housing Helper:

Fair Housing Helper was founded in 2007 to help apartment professionals learn how to comply with the Fair Housing Act and related housing discrimination laws. Fair Housing Helper now includes a family of three Web sites: FairHousingHelper.com, for information about products and updates; FairHousingResources.com, a comprehensive housing discrimination information portal where visitors can gain access to the full text of the Fair Housing Act, its regulations, related laws, helpful guidance, a handy pull-down menu of additional protected classes by state, and more; and FairHousingBlog.com, the place to learn how important fair housing issues have played out in real-life situations and join the discussion.


For press inquiries, please contact:

Ron Leshnower 
Fair Housing Helper 
P.O. Box 1182 
Melville, NY 11747 
(646) 729-4419 

Media Contact: Ron Leshnower, Fair Housing Helper, 646-729-4419, ron@fairhousinghelper.com

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SOURCE Fair Housing Helper



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