On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which expanded on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 Act prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, and family status. Title VIII of the Act is known as the Fair Housing Act.
Since it’s inception, The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has celebrated the joy of equality and fairness in housing every year. Over time it has become a widespread phenomenon across the country and April came to be Fair Housing Month.
Sara Morgan, Fahe’s Executive Vice President of Capital, sums up what fair housing means for the people of Appalachia in our Fair Housing Month Video. While we take only one month to celebrate one of the most important Acts regarding housing, everyday Fahe, our Members, and housing companies across the country work hard to eliminate discrimination in housing and help to ensure that everyone has access to a quality home.