By: Mia Watson

April is Fair Housing Month, an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act, while also increasing our efforts to end housing discrimination, expand housing opportunity and raise awareness of housing rights.

Fair Housing Month

The Fair Housing Project of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) and statewide partners are hosting a number of events throughout the month. These include: 

  • Fair Housing Fridays: A series of informational discussions on topics such as "Why Aren’t We Building the Housing We Need?", "Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Mobile Home Parks" and "Is Building More the Cure?". (12:30pm Fridays via Zoom and Facebook live with recordings available for later viewing.)
  • Workshops and Trainings: This series of educational events includes opportunities for the tenants, landlords, and the general public to learn about fair housing rights and responsibilities and discuss current issues.
  • Library activities: Libraries around the state are holding book discussions, StoryWalks, art projects and other community events.
  • Community art contest: Arts So Wonderful contest and exhibit on the theme of “What makes a thriving, inclusive community?” Open to all ages, with cash prizes for youth and adults. The submission deadline is April 24 with an opening reception at the gallery in South Burlington on April 29. 

The full schedule of events with registration links is available on the Fair Housing Month website