The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching an advertising campaign to "educate the public" about housing discrimination, saying there is a "persistence of discrimination based on religion."

The public service announcement campaign will feature television, radio and print ads in English, Spanish, and Chinese around the theme "Fair Housing is Your Right, Use It."  HUD has observed April as "Fair Housing Month" since 1969.

In a press release announcing the media campaign, HUD said it is designed to "educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act."

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