NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING MONTH
National Fair Housing Month in April increases efforts to end housing discrimination and raises awareness of fair housing rights. The month also remembers the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. The Fair Housing Act also celebrates its anniversary in April.
In 2018, the Fair Housing Act celebrated its 50th anniversary. Designed to protect Americans from discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on color, race, national origin, and religion, the act later extended to sex, disability, and family status.
During the entire month, organizations and local, state, and federal agencies host events across the country celebrating the anniversary and raising awareness about the Fair Housing Act.
HOW TO OBSERVE#NationalFairHousingMonth
- Support an end to housing discrimination.
- Learn about the types of housing support by the Fair Housing Act.
- Join an event hosted near you or online.
- File a complaint if you experience housing discrimination.
- Everyone deserves to live in a safe, comfortable home.
- Learn more by visiting www.hud.gov.
- use #NationalFairHousingMonth to share on social media.
NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING MONTH HISTORY
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the campaign includes efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights in communities across the country.