“50 Years of Opening Doors” Celebrates Fair Housing Month

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the U.S. Fair Housing Act into law. In remembrance of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that same year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development set aside April as National Fair Housing Month. The month-long campaign includes efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness for fair housing rights in communities across the country.

Equal access to rental housing and homeownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race or color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18), or disability. As well, studies show that diversity helps broaden children’s social networks by creating opportunities for interaction across racial and ethnic lines. And that in turn contributes to greater tolerance, fair-mindedness and openness. Housing discrimination deters the creation of diverse communities.

Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties manages two Affordable Housing properties and we are proud to announce that our Highview Retirement Village in Marble Falls is 100 percent occupied. We also operate Cedar Ridge Apartments in Leander for affordable luxury living. Visit our Affordable Housing page for more information about available units.