DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) – Governor Kim Reynolds has declared that April is Fair Housing Month in Iowa. Iowa joins the country in celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
The Fair Housing Act looks after people from being discriminated against. This includes race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability.
“Race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability should never hinder a person’s ability to rent or purchase a home in Iowa,” stated Governor Reynolds. “Our state embraces diversity of thought and unlimited opportunities for all. That’s why we will continue to ensure fair and accessible housing now and in the future.”
“As the state’s leader in affordable housing, the Iowa Finance Authority is dedicated to advancing equal housing options for Iowans,” expressed Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Debi Durham. “We thank our industry partners for their unwavering commitment to ensuring all families have access to an affordable home.”
The Iowa Finance Authority is crucial for many Iowans looking to rent or buy. To date, the Iowa Finance Authority has helped finance over 29,000 units of cheap rental housing and aided over 55,000 home buyers.