To commemorate the April 11, 1968 signing of The Civil Rights Act by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson
- The Fair Housing Act, enacted on April 11, 1968, enshrined into federal law the goal of eliminating racial segregation and ending housing discrimination in the United States.
- The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability, and commits recipients of federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing in their communities.
- The economy, health, and environment are strengthened in diverse, inclusive communities.
- More than fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, discrimination persists, and many communities remain segregated.
- Acts of housing discrimination and barriers to equal housing opportunity are repugnant to a common sense of decency and fairness.