April is Fair Housing Month
In honor of the Fair Housing Act being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on April 11, 1968 and in remembrance of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, April is set aside as National Fair Housing Month.
Fundamentally, fair housing means that every person can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self sufficiency can grow.
Our commitment to fair housing is a living commitment, one that reflects the needs of America today and prepares us for a future of true integration.