April is Fair Housing Month. Why is April the designated month that we observe this recognition of Fair Housing? On April 11th, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, an expansion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex,(and as amended) handicap, and family status. Title VIII of the Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968).