Fifty-four years ago, on April 11th, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law.
This historic piece of legislation, formerly known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, expanded upon the Civil Rights Act of 1964, securing protections against housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, disability, and family status. The Fair Housing Act also protects Americans’ right to rent or buy a home, obtain a mortgage, and/or purchase home insurance.
In honor of the changes caused by this landmark legislation, we've collected the following resources and information to help our readers better understand this law and the rights it protects.
All ABOUT FAIR HOUSING
Fair Housing Month Webinars
Throughout the month of April, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is recognizing Fair Housing Month by offering a series of webinars. TDHCA staff will cover several topics, including guidance on assistance animals, reasonable accommodations, and the Violence Against Women Act. The webinar series will be scheduled for the following dates:
Additional INFORMATION AND EVENTS
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.