Fair Housing Month celebrates the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated days before on April 4, so President Johnson viewed the passing of this Act as a memorial to Dr. King.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap, and family status. Title VIII of the Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968).

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