Fair housing advocates visit East Texas

September 01, 2004
Moving into a new home is an important step for anyone, but what if you couldn't live where you wanted to...either because you have a disability or because of the color of your skin?
     Housing advocates were in East Texas Wednesday. They held presentations on the right to fair and equal housing. The seminars addressed subtle discrimination, and the right to obtain housing of your choice regardless of religion, race or disability.
     Daniel Bustamante of the Greater Houston Fair Housing Center says, "The disabled community, many times, is not fully aware of their rights to get the housing of their choice so they can live comfortably. The law protects very specific groups, so we're trying to make sure that people at least have some basic knowledge and a phone number to call."