This year marks the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson that prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status.
Now, we celebrate National Fair Housing Month every April to commemorate the signing of the Fair Housing Act and raise awareness of the importance of fair housing. It is a time to celebrate progress and recognize the work that still needs to be done. Education, advocacy, and supporting efforts to make housing more accessible are important steps to promote fair housing for everyone.
If you would like to learn more about Fair Housing Month and the Fair Housing Act, please check out the websites we’ve linked below. They all have great information and resources, including book recommendations, events, and articles.