|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.