In honor of Fair Housing Month, TAAHP is proud to highlight our industry’s ongoing commitment to ensuring equitable access to housing for all Texans. Originating from the passage of the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968, Fair Housing Month commemorates the strides made toward combating housing discrimination and promoting diversity in housing. As advocates for affordable housing, we reaffirm our dedication to upholding the principles of fairness and nondiscrimination in housing, and we encourage our members to continue their efforts in promoting diverse and inclusive housing opportunities across the Lone Star State.

HUD’s Fair Housing Month theme for this year is Fair Housing: The ‘Act in Action,’ which underscores HUD’s commitment to combating discrimination in housing, protecting fair housing rights for all who call America home, and redressing our nation’s past discriminatory policies and practices. “Everyone in this country deserves to live free from discrimination, bias, and danger. This Fair Housing Month, we are recommitting ourselves to the important work of protecting individuals and families across America from harm,” said HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. This year alone, HUD awarded over $30 million to fair housing organizations through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program to address violations and end discrimination. These grants will support enforcement, education, and outreach activities to protect housing rights.

On April 11, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Board of Directors passed a resolution recognizing April as Fair Housing Month. The resolution states, “the Department and the State of Texas support equal housing opportunity and housing choice in accordance with the Fair Housing Act not only during Fair Housing Month in April, but throughout the entire year.” TDHCA 1) recognizes the significance of Fair Housing Month as an important time to acknowledge, better understand, and support equal housing opportunity, and encourages the continued commitment to fair housing in the State of Texas; and 2) recognizes that in the pursuit of the goal and responsibility of providing affordable housing and equal housing opportunities for all, the Governing Board of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs does hereby celebrate April 2024 as Fair Housing Month in Texas and encourages all Texas individuals and organizations, public and private, to join and work together in this observance of the impact and importance of affordable housing and equal housing opportunity to the success of all Texans.

For a complete listing of HUD Fair Housing Month events and activities, visit: https://www.hud.gov/FHM. Follow the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity on Facebook for additional news and updates.