April is National Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act was written into law under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of religion, disability, gender, national origin, race or color, or familial status. During the month of April, the City's Office of Grant Development & Administration will host several educational activities related to the rights and obligations under the Act for tenants, landlords and others, including businesses, real estate companies, and homeowner associations. On April 17, 2015, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there will be a Fair Housing Symposium at City Hall for HOA management, real estate brokers, landlords, developers, and rental property managers on fair housing laws and best practices. In addition, the City will broadcast several educational public services announcements on Bowie’s public access stations throughout the month. To learn more about the Fair Housing Act, your right to Fair Housing, and related activities, please visit www.cityofbowie.org/grants. You may also send an email with your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.