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On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968.  Title VIII of the 1968 Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act.  The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing.  Initially, the Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination because of race, color, religion and national origin.  Later, protections from discrimination because of sex, disability and familial status were added.  Read more about the Fair Housing Act.



FHEO Assistant Secretary 50th Anniversary Message


people looking at the Undesign the Redline Exhibit

It was a mix of personal and professional experiences that brought together three passionate artists to create the Undesign the Redline exhibit. Designed to address the transformation of place, race, and class, this exhibit curates a past-to-present journey, grounding discussions about race, wealth, opportunity and power.  Read more


50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Opening Ceremony
Photos From the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Opening Event
Fair Housing Door Exhibit
HUD's Fair Housing Door Exhibit in Honor of 50 Years of Fair Housing



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