This year, we celebrate the 54th anniversary 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. The Act is intended to provide for fair housing throughout the country. For more information about your fair housing rights, visit our webpage.
Watch our Fair Housing Month Ceremony (virtual), Wednesday, April 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Marcia L. Fudge, HUD Secretary (SOHUD)
Demetria L. McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Damon Smith, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Melody Taylor, Executive Director of the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) and FHEO III Regional Director
Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
Lena Albibi, Program Analyst, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity - Emcee
The FHEO Table Talk Series provides the Agency with the opportunity to strengthen its partnerships with leading community stakeholders and inform HUD’s mission to ensure fair housing.
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.
Learn more about the significance of the Fair Housing Act in this video, “Fair Housing Opens the Door,” produced by the National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA).
NFHTA is the Nation’s premier initiative focused squarely on building the knowledge, skills, and capacity of HUD’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) organization partners.
On June 1, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directed 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).
If you believe that you have experienced housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family status, File a Complaint with HUD.
When submitting a complaint, please provide as much information as possible, including:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the person(s) or organization your complaint 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
- The date(s) of the alleged violation
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