50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Housing Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, members of the state legislature, and fair housing advocates from across Connecticut today marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, a key component of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. These sweeping reforms were enacted into law seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In recognition of today’s historic anniversary, Governor Malloy proclaimed April 11, 2018, as “Fair Housing Day” in the State of Connecticut.
To continue the significant progress made in Connecticut in recent years in the areas of affordable housing development and ending homelessness, the Governor introduced legislation this session (House Bill 5045) that seeks to promote housing choice and ensure local accountability for meeting the housing needs of all Connecticut residents.