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‘Fair Housing Past to Present – Insights from the Field’

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attorneys from the Suffolk School of Law Housing Discrimination Testing Program will examine the history of the real estate industry and government’s roles in racial discrimination, current roles in housing discrimination, and ways to mitigate implicit biases to ensure that everyone has fair and equal access to housing. The workshop will begin with remarks by Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.

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Every April, the City of Newton celebrates the Fair Housing Act, a federal law enacted on April 11, 1968 that prohibits discrimination in the purchase, sale, rental, or financing of housing—private or public—based on race, skin color, sex, nationality, religion, disability, and family status. And in 2021, President Biden extended protections to prohibit discrimination in housing due to gender identity or sexual orientation.The WestMetro HOME Consortium (WMHC), of which Newton is the lead member, invites you to celebrate Fair Housing Month by attending the WMHC Fair Housing Workshop, exploring the City’s Fair Housing Month website, and sharing this flyer.

WestMetro HOME Consortium (WMHC) is made up of thirteen communities including the Cities of Newton, Framingham, Waltham, and Watertown, and the Towns of Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Concord, Lexington, Natick, Needham, Sudbury, and Wayland.