Although the Fair Housing Act was signed into law in 1968, housing discrimination still exists. Fair housing laws are intended to protect people from discrimination in housing transactions such as rentals, sales, lending, and insurance. Unfortunately, racial discrimination in housing still persists today, contributing to the ever-growing disparities in wealth, education, health and employment opportunities. The effects of racial segregation caused by redlining and other inequitable housing practices decreases home appreciation values, putting Black people at a disadvantage for building equity and passing on generational wealth. Racially segregated neighborhoods also manifest in the form of food deserts, racialized poverty and underfunded education from low property values. Please visit the resources below to learn more about how cities became racially segregated, and ways we can ensure fair and equitable housing for all.