Celebrating Fair Housing Month

April 5, 2024 | by Anna Orendain

Categories: Fair Housing

The fifty-sixth anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act into law is April 11th.

Expanding upon the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and formerly known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, this landmark piece of legislation expanded and secured protections against housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, disability, and family status. More than that, it protects Americans’ right to rent or buy a home, obtain a mortgage, and/or purchase home insurance.

This year, we've collected the following resources and information to honor this landmark legislation and to help our readers learn more about this law and the rights it protects.



Throughout the month of April, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is partnering with the Texas Workforce Commission to present a series of three informational webinars on the Fair Housing Act and some of the most commonly encountered fair housing issues in Texas. The webinar series will be scheduled for the following dates:


Depending on where you live, your community may be hosting its own events to celebrate Fair Housing Month. For example, the City of Austin is hosting a Fair Housing Conference April 16 - 17.


Additionally, we invite you to follow TSAHC on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to keep up to date on how we're honoring Fair Housing Month during April. 

On the House blog posts are meant to provide general information on various housing-related issues, research and programs. We are not liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the information provided by blog sources. Furthermore, this blog is not legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.

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