Fifty-two years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act of 1968 into law. This historic piece of legislation created further protections for the citizens of the United States, prohibiting housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, disability, and family status.
Formally known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Fair Housing Act protects Americans’ right to rent or buy a home, obtain a mortgage, and/or purchase home insurance.
In honor of this landmark legislation and the fact that April is Fair Housing Month, we’ve created a blog post with information and resources to help you better understand this law and the rights of yours that it protects.
Information about the Fair Housing Act
More on Housing Discrimination
Filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint
If you think your rights have been violated or you have been the victim of housing discrimination, please reference the resources below. They will provide you with additional guidance.
Please also reference the below links for additional resources for tenants.
Becoming a Fair Housing Specialist
Fair Housing Webinars from TDHCA
April 8, 2020: Reasonable Accommodations, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CDT
April 14, 2020: Reasonable Accommodations, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CDT
**Please note that the purpose of this blog is to be informative. TSAHC cannot provide advice about specific circumstances or situations. If you have a question or concern, please contact your local tenants council or legal aid service.
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