Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

On January 17, 2022, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will mark the 27th anniversary of the National Day of Service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

In 1994, Congress designated the third Monday as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - a "Day On, Not a Day Off."  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Federal Fair Housing ACT

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on his hotel room’s balcony. Emotionally-charged looting and riots followed, putting even more pressure on the Johnson administration to push through additional civil rights laws. The Fair Housing Act became law on April 11, 1968, just days after King’s assassination. It prevented housing discrimination based on race, sex, national origin and religion. It was also the last legislation enacted during the civil rights era.

NJ Law Against Discrimination

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits discrimination in housing based on actual or perceived: Race or color; Religion or creed; National origin, nationality, or ancestry; Sex, pregnancy, or breastfeeding; Sexual orientation; Gender identity or expression; Disability; Marital status or domestic partnership/civil union status; Liability for military service; Familial status (having children under age 18); and Source of lawful income used for rental or mortgage payments.

The prohibition applies to real estate agents and housing providers, including property owners, agents, employees and brokers, landlords, superintendents, and condominium associations.

AG Letter to Property Owners | Model Fair Housing Policy


Event Details

Event Date 01-17-2022
Event End Date 01-17-2022