Fair Housing

What is Housing Discrimination?


Housing Discrimination 

 It’s Unlawful, Unfair and Un-American.


He fought overseas for his county and shouldn’t have to fight housing discrimination at home. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of disability, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or race. If you suspect housing discrimination, contact HUD or your local fair housing center.   
Fair Housing Is Your Right. Use It
Visit www.Hud.gov/fairhousing or call the HUD Hotline
1-800-669-9777 (English/Espanol) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)
 Fair Housing Month Message
April, we come together as a community and a nation to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to that goal which inspired us in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in 1968: to eliminate housing discrimination and create equal opportunity in every community.
Fundamentally, fair housing means that every person can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self sufficiency can grow.
Our commitment to fair housing is a living commitment, one that reflects the needs of America today and prepares us for a future of true integration.


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April is National Fair Housing

Housing Discrimination
  2012 marks the 44th Anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the federal law that prohibits discrimination in housing. During this month, we hope to educate people that discrimination has no home in America and that no person should be denied housing or treated differently because of their race, color, national origin, religion, gender, family status or disability.

In 1989 South Carolina passed a Fair Housing Law that provides rights and remedies substantially equivalent to those found in the Federal Fair Housing Act. At the time of passage, South Carolina was the first State in the Southeast Region, and the second State in the nation, to pass a Fair Housing Law recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as being substantially equivalent to the National Fair Housing Law. Fairfield County supports fair housing opportunities for all citizens of Fairfield County.

Recognizing the importance of Fair Housing benefits South Carolina’s people and places by providing opportunities and improving quality of life. For more information on Fair Housing and the laws governing housing discrimination, you may contact the SC Community Development Block Grant office at (803) 734-0555. Or visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development or the SC Human Affairs Commission web site.





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