On April 11, 1968, seven days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This seminal piece of civil rights legislation was a direct response to the demands of civils rights leaders across our country and marked the beginning of housing choice for all families, regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, or sex; protection was later added for disability and family status. In 2017, a federal judge ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes under the Fair Housing Act.

 

PPSC Fair Housing is hosting its Annual Poster Contest to build awareness about housing rights.  Please encourage kids and families to participate. Check out the flyer and share it: Fair Housing Poster 2019