Fair Housing Month History and Facts

April is recognized as Fair Housing Month, celebrated across the country and in Olathe as a way to commemorate the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act that prohibits discrimination in housing.

The Fair Housing Act covers all types of housing intended as a short or long-term residence, including privately owned housing, housing that receives federal financial assistance, and housing owned or operated by state and local governments.  The Act includes private accommodations such as multi-family dwellings (apartments, condos, duplexes) for rent/sale, single dwelling homes, home owner associations and neighborhood associations.  The Act also includes public accommodations like hotels/motels, shelters and transitional housing, nursing homes, manufactured housing and public transportation.

The Fair Housing Act protects against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familiar status and disability. 

To learn more about fair housing and equal opportunities, please call (913) 971-6493.