President Lyndon B. Johnson called it one of the proudest moments in his presidency when he ‘signed into law the promises of a century’ to enact the Fair Housing Act in 1968. Fifty years later, Texas REALTORS® are proud to lead the way in fulfilling that promise.

Read more about this landmark law, including its history and what it means for your business, here. And share with everyone the one-page handout to help consumers understand what the federal Fair Housing Act means for them.

P.S. I’m excited to announce the Texas REALTORS® endorsement of former association Chairman Leslie Rouda Smith to become 2020 First Vice President of NAR. Leslie’s leadership, passion, and contributions to our industry have been an outstanding asset for Texas, and Texas REALTORS® support her efforts that will benefit REALTORS® across the nation.

I also want to thank the National Association of REALTORS®, the Texas Association of Real Estate Brokers (TAREB), and the Austin Board of REALTORS® for their support in hosting an exciting 50th anniversary celebration in Austin in April. The May issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine will have a recap of this incredible event.

Our work doesn’t end here. Carry on the legacy your fellow Texan put in motion 50 years ago and keep helping all Texans find housing options.

Kaki Lybbert