President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law on April 11, 1968. Every year, to commemorate its passage, the month of April is designated as Fair Housing Month.
The Fair Housing Act, formally known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, protects Americans’ right to rent an apartment, buy a home, obtain a mortgage, and/or purchase homeowners insurance by making it illegal to discriminate based on the following categories:
- National Origin
- Familial Status
In honor of this important legislation, every April we do a blog post highlighting fair housing topics and sharing resources to better educate our readers on fair housing issues. Here’s a recap of some of the best fair housing resources we’ve found to date:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Houston Housing and Community Development Department
National Center for Housing Management
U.S. Department of Justice
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.