Community Legal Aid celebrates Fair Housing Month by expanding efforts in Berkshire County

Community Legal Aid celebrates Fair Housing Month by expanding efforts in Berkshire County

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Community Legal Aid is a nonprofit that offers free legal support to low-income and older Massachusetts residents in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties. To celebrate Fair Housing Month, it's using grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to expand its legal work around housing into Berkshire County. Peter Beck – who is also the chair of the Williamstown planning board – will be the designated Community Legal Aid attorney working on fair housing out of the organization's downtown Pittsfield office. Beck discussed the legacy of the 1968 Fair Housing Act and today's challenges around fair housing with WAMC.BECK: It guaranteed equal access to housing regardless of your race, your national origin. It also now includes your family status, your gender, which includes gender identity and…
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