Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, book and music publisher Hillocrian Creative LLC honors the milestone with a commemorative line of “Fair Housing 50” products available now in the Hillocrian Store.
Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Fair Housing Act became law as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968. The law forever changed the legal landscape, offering widespread federal protection to renters, buyers, and others who believe they have become the victim of housing discrimination.
Hillocrian Creative is pleased to launch the “Fair Housing 50” product line to coincide with the birthday of Dr. King. Shirts, pens, Post-it Notes, tote bags, and more offer a way to celebrate 50 years of the Fair Housing Act while showing support for housing equality.
The Hillocrian Store’s inaugural product line, “Fair Housing Matters,” drew inspiration from Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals Ron Leshnower. The new “Fair Housing 50” products each feature one or both of two images designed by Leshnower that evoke the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) logo while marking the milestone of this landmark civil rights legislation.
“The abolishment of slavery following the Civil War opened the door to civil rights legislation aimed at protecting people against housing discrimination. These efforts culminated in the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968,” explains Leshnower. “Fifty years later, the Fair Housing has expanded to protect people based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status, while several state and local governments cover additional protected classes such as source of income and sexual orientation.”
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