Building an Equitable Future for All: National Fair Housing Month

Date: April 1, 2024

April commemorates the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination in housing. The Y is committed to being a part of equitable and inclusive change and believes that everyone in our community has a right to fair housing.

Who is affected?

Everyone has a right to fair housing. Under the Fair Housing Act, landlords and real estate agents can’t deny you housing opportunities because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), familial status or disability. It is an unfortunate fact that many families have been denied access to rentals or home ownership because of their background. Discrimination is against the law, yet this still happens in many communities across the country.

Why does this matter?

Housing discrimination denies families many opportunities beyond just a place to live – such as lack of access to good schools, healthy food, quality healthcare, better jobs and more. Your background shouldn’t affect your home, your health, your children or your job. Everyone deserves to live in safe housing with access to opportunities.

How can I help?

Join the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA and commit to being a part of equitable and inclusive change in our community. Share housing support, resources and fair housing info with your neighbors, found at Also, if you or someone you know has experienced housing discrimination, file a complaint at Together, we can build an equitable future for all.