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National laws and policies often affect the challenges faced or opportunities created in your community. The following laws and policies about housing may inspire insight, understanding or change through community activism.

Blueprint for the American Dream
President George W. Bush's plan to help close the homeownership gap by increasing minority homeownership by 5.5 million families before the end of the decade.

Fair Housing Act
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Fair Housing Brochure
Gives a comprehensive overview of the Fair Housing laws and Presidential Executive Orders.

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