Tackling Structural Racism

Residential Segregation is the Bedrock of Today’s Inequalities

The Fair Housing Act, passed in 1968 just seven days after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, sought to ban housing discrimination and dismantle segregation. However, failure to enforce its provisions has allowed residential segregation to continue worsening over the years. Today, Black Americans are more likely to live in neighborhoods where they are over-policed and lack access to healthcare, clean environments, well-resourced schools, healthy food options, living wage jobs, quality credit, transit, and opportunities to build wealth. These spaces are toxic, suffocating. They reduce life’s breath and they literally reduce life expectancy.


Our Work

At the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), we enforce the nation’s fair housing laws to stop housing discrimination and create equal housing opportunities.  We use a range of tools to build healthy, diverse, well-resourced neighborhoods so everyone can breathe.


Here’s How You Can Help

Become a NFHA member and help us create safe, healthy, well-resourced, resilient communities for everyone.

Respond to our policy Calls to Action.

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Donate to help us stop housing discrimination.