Housing

Martin Luther King Jr. had vision for affordable, fair housing

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. saw fair and affordable housing as an important right.

The nation will celebrate King's birthday Monday and his work on civil rights will be in the spotlight. King worked hard on fair housing, most notably in Chicago in 1966 when he focused on discrimination.

Within a week of his death in 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which provided for equal housing opportunities.

While the effectiveness of the act has been debated, it remains one of King's many significant legacies.

 

 

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