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Federal legislation bans discriminatory neighborhood covenants

Since the 1920s and 1930s, several housing developments in Kenmore had rules that explicitly disallowed the sale of houses to people who were not Caucasian. In 1968, the U. S. congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal for anyone to be denied access to housing on the basis of race, paving a path for greater equality in homeownership in areas like Kenmore.