Fall 2020 Fair Housing Sessions

Through a FHIP-EOI Grant from HUD, IHFA is hosting a series on Fair Housing aimed at housing providers and professionals. The first two sessions are described as Intermediate-level content for those with a basic understanding of fair housing essentials. The third session is an open format to offer participants a chance to explore specific questions or situations.

Session Recordings

Session Materials

Fair Housing Act: Passage and Amendments

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law, prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of four protected classes: Race, Color, National Origin, and Religion.
The original Fair Act identified only four ‘protected classes’ (Race, Color, National Origin, and Religion). Six years later in 1974, Sex was added as a protected class.
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 added Familial Status (i.e. families with children) and Disability as protected classes. Design and construction requirements would make multifamily housing accessible going forward.