This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This landmark law was signed into law on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status.

The Act furthers the beliefs advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. For more information about your fair housing rights, visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development webpage. To learn more about Fair Housing Month, click here.

HUD will also host a Fair Housing Month Virtual Celebration Wednesday, April 7 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. (Central).