Each year during April, we commemorate National Fair Housing Month by increasing efforts to end housing discrimination and raising awareness of fair housing rights. The Fair Housing Act was enacted over 50 years ago, and is 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 gender, disability, and family status.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and fair housing became law. By signing the Civil Rights Act, President Johnson declared, “Now, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again. It proclaims that Fair Housing for all, all human beings who live in this country, is now part of the American way of life.” Co-sponsored by Senators Edward Brooke and Walter Mondale, the Fair Housing Act sought to end residential segregation and ensure all Americans had access to safe and decent housing.
As advocates for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities who seek safe, affordable housing, HDS Companies proudly promotes and supports this extraordinary campaign to end the housing discrimination. Everyone deserves to live in a safe and comfortable home. We invite you to join in our efforts; together, we can help keep the American Dream of homeownership stay alive for future generations. For more information on Fair Housing, please visit nationalfairhousing.org.