February marks the beginning of Black History Month, a nationwide celebration for Americans to reflect on the significant roles African-Americans played in shaping US history. 

We’d like to spotlight the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination against home renters and buyers by landlords, sellers, and lenders on account of their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or family status. The bill was co-written by Senator Edward Brooke, considered a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. For historical context, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination occurred just before the bill passed, serving as a symbol of the many sacrifices African-Americans have made throughout our nation’s history for the betterment of all.

As the leading home services provider in the region, BHHS Fox & Roach and its family of companies are firmly committed to the principles of the Fair Housing Act. Although significant progress has been made, we recognize that housing discrimination still persists. We’re determined to set the standard high for fair, accessible housing in the real estate industry.

We hope you’ll join us in reflecting on the contributions of African-Americans during Black History Month.