Topics: United States, Civil Rights Act of 1968, Fair housing Pages: 1 (294 words) Published: February 10, 2014
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.)The agency is the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

2.)To create equal housing opportunities for all persons living in America by administering laws that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.
3.)The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity was created by The Fair Housing Act of 1968 which sought to end discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, and national origin. The passage of the Act was contentious. The Fair Housing Act was meant to be a direct follow up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, however from 1966 to 1967 Congress failed to garner enough political support for its passage. At that time several states had passed their own fair housing laws and Congress was not convinced that a federal law was necessary. It was only after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968, and the ensuing riots that Congress finally passed the bill.

4.)Fair housing and equal opportunity answers to the U.S. dept of Housing and Urban Development.

5.)The value to the president is it helps create housing for all citizens which in turn help the presidents image. I could not find funding info for them but the group in which they fall unders budget is 48.5billion. With over 10000 employees

6.)Its headquarters is in Washington D.C. And the nearest branch is in Columbus.

7.) Since the Fair Housing Act was passed on April 11, 1968, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity has celebrated April as Fair Housing Month. Every April, state and local governments as well as non-profit organizations hold events and conduct activities to celebrate Fair Housing Month.hj hj hj
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