This year, we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status. For more information about your fair housing rights, visit FHEO's website.
Fair Housing Month 2023 Opening Ceremony
FHEO hosted the Fair Housing Month Opening Ceremony on April 11.
Fair Housing Month 2023 National Event
FHEO hosted the National Event on April 26.
Marcia L. Fudge, HUD Secretary
Demetria L. McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Lee Porter, Executive Director, The Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey
The FHEO Talk Talks Series provides the Agency with the opportunity to strengthen its partnerships with leading community stakeholders and inform HUD’s mission to ensure fair housing for all.
The series was developed in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government. It covers topics related to fair housing and racial equity and includes discussions with experts, practitioners, leaders, and social justice activists engaged in work relevant to fair housing opportunities.
To learn more or view previously recorded episodes of the FHEO Table Talks Series, please visit HUD’s YouTube channel.
On June 1, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge to lead “…a first-of-its-kind interagency initiative to address inequity in home appraisals...”
In response to President Biden’s directive, Secretary Fudge, along with Domestic Policy Council (DPC) Director Susan Rice (and now Co-Chair), established the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE).
HUD and FHEO are continuously developing technical assistance materials, resources, and trainings to educate housing consumers and providers on their fair housing rights and responsibilities. You can view all HUD training opportunities here.
During Fair Housing Month 2023, FHEO is highlighting its efforts to provide fair housing education to our stakeholders. Click the links below to view these recently developed technical assistance resources:
- Assistance Animals and Fair Housing: Navigating Reasonable Accommodations Webinar
- Data and Fair Housing Planning: AFFH-T Video Series
- Fair Housing Act’s Familial Status Protections Webinar
- OHC and FHEO Conference - Fair Housing 2021: What Counselors Need to Know
- Preventing Sexual and Other Discriminatory Harassment in Housing
- Respondent’s Obligations Toolkit
- LGBTQIA+ Fair Housing Toolkit
Visit the FHEO Outreach Tools page to view and download fair housing materials and resources, including posters, graphics, and Microsoft Teams backgrounds. These materials can be shared with your stakeholders to raise awareness of fair housing rights, educational opportunities, and resources.
If you believe your rights may have been violated, we encourage you to report housing discrimination.
Because there are time limits on when an allegation can be filed with HUD after an alleged violation, you should report housing discrimination as soon as possible. When reporting housing discrimination, please provide as much information as possible, including:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the person(s) or organization your allegation is against
- The address or other identification of the housing or program involved
- A short description of the event(s) that cause you to believe your rights were violated; and
- The date(s) of the alleged violation
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