From Harford County government:
The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing Fair Housing Month in April. This year’s theme is, “Fair Housing Is Your Right. Use It.” The Human Relations Commission will view a short documentary, A Matter of Place, produced by the Fair Housing Justice Center and Kavanagh Productions during its next meeting, Thursday, April 10, 6:30 pm at the McFaul Activity Center located at 525 MacPhail Road, Bel Air. The film highlights the progress made and work that remains to ensure all residents are able to secure the housing of their choice.
This year marks the 46th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of that legislation, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing and insuring of housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status (the presence in the household of children under 18).
Annually in April housing industry professionals like real estate agents, lenders, insurers, etc. celebrate Fair Housing Month affirming their commitment to fair and equitable treatment and professional service for all in search of housing in the neighborhoods of their choice.
The Human Relations Commission is a 15 member volunteer advisory board appointed by the County Executive with the approval of the County Council. Members serve with the County Executive representing all of the County’s population. Commissioners meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month. These sessions are free and open to the public. Those interested in attending the meeting are asked to contact the Office of Human Relations at 410-638-4739.