Fair Housing Overview

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An Overview of Fair Housing

On April 11, 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. The legislation advanced an aspiring and progressive vision to eliminate housing discrimination and residential segregation in the U.S. 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act.

Fair housing is not just an important tool for eliminating discrimination it also helps to strengthen families, communities, businesses and the overall economy. Additionally, the Fair Housing Act has been used to limit predatory lending and insurance redlining practices, substantially expanding the number of accessible housing units in the country and protect victims of domestic violence.

Additional Fair Housing Information

More information regarding fair housing can be found on our Fair Housing Month webpage. The month of April is a designated time to celebrate the advancements of equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial and military status, disability or ancestry.