Founded in 1965 as part of LBJ's Great Society Program to develop and execute policies that increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
Johnson's Great Society was a legislation that included over 60 programs that ideally worked to help those citizens in need especially those in poverty. Some of these programs include Medicare and Medicaid that offer health insurance/care for people like senior citizens and those from low-income families. Similarly, the war on poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964. This legislation was proposed by Johnson in response to a national poverty rate of around nineteen percent.