Enacted on April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination due to disability, race, familial status, national origin, sex, religion, or skin color in the sale, rental, and/or financing of dwellings and in other housing-related transactions. This year, Lone Star Legal Aid participates in the awareness campaign by featuring its Fair Housing Team on its weekly Facebook LIVE Friday Law Talk virtual outreach series. 

This past Friday, April 16, 2021, the Fair Housing Team joined Houston’s The Montrose Center to discuss recent HUD (U.S. Department of Housing & Development) protections enacted for LGBTQ+ persons under the FHA. Watch below.

Established in 1978 as a safe and affirming place for lesbian and gay Houstonians to receive counseling, the Montrose Center has emerged as one of the nation’s leading full-service LGBTQ centers. Although counseling remains at the heart of what they do, services have expanded to meet the changing needs of our diverse community. These services include substance abuse treatment, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ survivors of violent crimes, care and assistance for people with HIV/AIDS, free community wellness programs and activities, and programs for our community’s most vulnerable and isolated— youth and seniors. The Montrose Center is a United Way Agency.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at http://www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org