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Why We Advocate

Housing is the foundation for opportunity, yet throughout the United States’ history housing policy has been used to perpetuate systemic racism and segregation. From federal laws that authorized redlining throughout American cities to local policies that legalized restrictive covenants, policy has had a lasting effect on our society. As an organization committed to ensuring equal access to housing for everyone, we believe that public policy is crucial to combating housing inequality and dismantling a long history of housing discrimination that still affects us today.

Every year, our top priority is always to protect the Fair Housing Law

The Virginia Fair Housing Law, which currently prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, source of funds, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, and disability, rests at the core of our mission and every year we advocate to maintain and expand upon these protections.


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