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Fair Housing Exhibit on Display at Central Indianapolis Library

Fair Housing Exhibit on Display at Central Indianapolis Library
Fair Housing Exhibit on Display at Central Indianapolis Library

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), in partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library, has announced the opening of Unwelcomed: A Fair Housing History of Sales & Lending Discrimination. This interactive exhibit, located on the Library’s 3rd floor through the end of April 2022, celebrates the anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act in 1968.

The exhibit will educate participants on the systemic barriers that have impacted today’s neighborhoods through redlining, racial covenants, steering, neighborhood intimidation, and other forms of housing discrimination. Modern-day forms of housing discrimination in sales and lending will also be highlighted.

“Through the Fair Housing Center’s work, it has become clear that many people are unaware of the government policies and private actions that have led to generations of lost wealth, particularly to residents of color, through barriers to homeownership,” stated Amy Nelson, Executive Director of the FHCCI. “It is our hope, through this exhibit, to give participants an opportunity to learn about how or why they may live in segregated neighborhoods and what they can do to combat these discriminatory practices.”

The exhibit is funded through support by First Merchants Bank.

Throughout 2022, the FHCCI is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of reports and programs, including its virtual 10th Annual Fair Housing Conference on April 12, 2022. Learn more here.

About The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) is a private, nonprofit fair housing organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Its mission is to ensure equal housing opportunities by eliminating housing discrimination through advocacy, enforcement, education and outreach. For more information, visit their website.

The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported in part by funding under a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.

About The Indianapolis Public Library

The Indianapolis Public Library is the center of knowledge, community life, and innovation for residents of Indianapolis, Lawrence, Beech Grove, and Marion County, Indiana. Operating in 24 locations along with a Bookmobile and circulating over 14 million items annually, the Library provides materials, programs, and services in support of lifelong learning for residents of all ages and backgrounds.