Community snapshot: Las Cruces’ Connie Hettinga joined members of the Realtors Association of New Mexico and five other New Mexico housing groups at the Roundhouse in January to kick off a year-long celebration of the Fair Housing Act, signed into law on April 11, 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. The act prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion and national origin. In 1974, the Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit discrimination based on sex. Hettinga, president of RANM, said that real estate professionals initially fought passage of the Fair Housing Act, but have now come to understand and support the legislation. Hettinga said RANM will keep attention focused on the Fair Housing Act throughout 2018 — especially In April (Fair Housing Month) and in September at the New Mexico Housing Summit. To submit an item for community snapshot, email photo and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.