Fair Housing Act: 50-Years Later

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 is one of President Johnson's signature civil rights laws. Credit LBJ Presidential Library / public domain

On April 11, we will all celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. This law, signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, protects the rights of all individuals and families and protects them from discrimination. As amended in 1988, this act makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

At AATC, we fully support the Fair Housing Act.  Ensuring rental property is available to all is the right thing to do. We work vigorously to educate our members about the law and the benefits to the industry. If you own or manage multifamily units, make sure you stay within the law. Fair Housing suits can be costly, not to mention, unethical.

To celebrate this occasion, we have gathered a few articles pertaining to Fair Housing from some of our friends in the industry. These are proven multifamily professionals that are willing to guide you in the right direction so you keep your efforts—fair.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to maximize your knowledge of Fair Housing to prevent you from impacting your bottom-line. Fair Housing reaches out further than leasing and managing apartments, it impacts how you service your customers, how you advertise, how your vendors behave, disparate impact, and much, much more.

Here’s to another 50 years of Fair Housing.

Senior Housing: An Exception To The Rule

The Fair Housing Act protects current and potential renters from discrimination based on: race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or familial status (legalese for families with children). You’ve heard “every rule has an exception” […]

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Crime Prevention

From mass shootings to human trafficking and the opioid crisis to domestic violence, media floods our world with stories about violence and crime. This bad news barrage overwhelms, angers, and alarms apartment residents, government officials, […]

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Room for Improvement

  AATC staff receives numerous calls and emails each month from members with questions about landlord-tenant and operational issues. In general, AATC staff will help our members find the answer in the REDBOOK. In the […]

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Why You Must Invest in Fair Housing

Is your team prepared and educated in Fair Housing? It’s not just about attending a class or checking a box online. It’s important that you discuss best practices on a regular basis to help your […]

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Fair Housing Act: 50-Years Later

On April 11, we will all celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. This law, signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, protects the rights of all individuals and families and […]

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Keep the FAIR in Fair Housing!

April is National Fair Housing Month.  As we dedicate ourselves to maintaining the regulations and practicing the rules of fair housing, let’s remember the best aspect of this national act: it’s FAIR! Everyone longs for […]

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Tips to Avoid Fair Housing Act Violations

This April marks the 50th anniversary since the Fair Housing Act was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968. The Fair Housing Act was historic legislation that expanded on previous laws […]

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Fair Housing Protections

Are Demand and Rising Prices Encouraging New Protections? April is Fair Housing month and this April it’s a 50-year celebration of the integral Fair Housing Act of 1968. In essence, this law and our compliance […]

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Fair Housing Attorney Q&A

Over the course of my career, I have received various fair housing questions from my clients.  In this column, I will address the most recent fair housing questions that I have received. We have a […]

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