National Fair Housing Month
April 6, 2023
The Fair Housing Act, passed in April of 1968 in the aftermath of the Chicago Freedom Movement and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., committeed our nation to a goal that we still fight for today: to eliminate housing discrimination and create equal opportunity in every community.
This law makes it illegal to refuse to sell, rent, or finance a home to any person based on race, color, religion, sex, disabiloity, familial status, or national origin.
Unfortunately, housing discrimination and segregation continue to persist in many forms, and we have a long way to go to build truly inclusive, equitable communities.
We hope you'll join us in observing Fair Housing Month this April.