Havre de Grace, MD – Secretary Skinner joined Harford County Executive David Craig and city officials in recognition of April as national Fair Housing Month. The event was one of a series of workshops and panel discussions that DHCD has been hosting across the state, highlighting local resources that promote fair housing for all and assist in the elimination of housing discrimination throughout Maryland.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing or other housing-related transactions.
“Fair housing for all is now a part of the American way of life,” said the president as he signed the legislation into law.
“In Maryland, fair housing is smart housing,” Secretary Skinner said. “Smart housing is quality, affordable housing that is safe, clean, energy-efficient and accessible to public transportation, as outlined in Governor O’Malley’s Sustainable Communities and Smart, Green and Growing initiatives.”