Weekly Address: Making Our Communities Stronger Through Fair Housing

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 10, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 10, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

In this week’s address, the President discussed a new rule announced by his Administration earlier this week to make it easier for communities to implement the Fair Housing Act.

For nearly 50 years, the Fair Housing Act has prohibited landlords from turning away tenants because of race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability, and has made a big difference in this country. This week, the Administration announced new steps to provide communities with the tools they need to ensure that housing is fair, and that no American’s destiny is determined by a zip code.

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