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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Fair Housing Legacy

By January 16, 2010

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This Monday, the United States honors the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights pioneer whose tireless efforts at achieving housing equality brought about the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, exactly one week after his assassination.

Today, it's easy and free to file a discrimination complaint against a landlord, property manager, or other real estate professional whom you believe has violated the Fair Housing Act.

If you think you've been treated unfairly, read how you can file a complaint. But first, check out this helpful outline of the issues you need to consider before proceeding.

(Photo part of the public domain, courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons)

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