TODAY IN HISTORY: President John F. Kennedy Signed Executive Order Banning Segregation in Federal Funded Housing

Photo: Today in history: November 20, 1962 President John F. Kennedy signs  Executive Order 11063, which "prohibits discrimination in the sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds." The order banned segregation in federally funded housing, though it was left up to the states to enforce. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws/EXO11063

TODAY IN HISTORY:  November 20, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 11063, which “prohibits discrimination in the sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds.” The order banned segregation in federally funded housing, though it was left up to the states to enforce.