Did You Know?
The Civil Rights Act of 1968 – Fair Housing Act, prohibited discrimination in housing sales, rentals, and financing based on race, color, national origin, and religion. Also, the Fair Housing Act imposed an obligation on federal agencies to affirmatively further fair housing in the administration of their housing and urban development programs.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was amended in 1974 and in 1988 – Expanded the Fair Housing Act to protect seven characteristics. Originally, the law protected race, color, national origin, and religion. The 1974 amendment expanded the law to include sex, and the 1988 amendment further expanded the law to include disability and familial status.
Adapted from hudhousingcounselors.com