Understanding Fair Housing Month

April 7, 2023 | by Anna Orendain

Categories: Fair Housing

April 11th will mark the fifty-fifth anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act into law.

This landmark piece of legislation, formerly known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, expanded upon the Civil Rights Act of 1964 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.

To honor this landmark legislation, we've collected the following resources and information to help our readers better understand this law and the rights it protects.

Fair Housing Information and Resources


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:

Additional Resources

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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