The California Fair Housing Act [The Rumford Act] (1963-1968)

Demonstration Against Proposition 14, 1964 Image Ownership: Public Domain The California Fair Housing Act of 1963, better known as the Rumford Act (AB 1240) because of its sponsor, Assemblyman William Byron Rumford, was one of the most significant and sweeping laws protecting the rights of … Read MoreThe California Fair Housing Act [The Rumford Act] (1963-1968)

Desire Housing Project, New Orleans, Louisiana (1956-2001)

The Desire Housing Project was a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) managed project located in the city’s largely African American Desire neighborhood, part of the Upper Ninth Ward. Authorized by the Housing Act of 1949, construction of the Desire project began in 1949 and … Read MoreDesire Housing Project, New Orleans, Louisiana (1956-2001)