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April 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which contains Title VIII also known as the Fair Housing Act.
50 years later, HUD continues to celebrate April as Fair Housing Month in commemoration of this event. The Fair Housing Act guarantees: “the right of every person to live where they choose, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status, or disability.” HUD encourages everyone to get involved in their communities, to help eliminate disparities in access to housing and all other community assets, and to help protect and promote the ideal that “doors of opportunity should be open to everyone.”
During April 2018, the State CDBG Program encourages every community to take time to focus on fair housing issues and to consider meaningful ways to improve access to opportunity for everyone. And we ask all current CDBG recipients to plan activities to carry out your community’s Fair Housing obligations this month.
HUD, the National Association of Realtors and the National Fair Housing Alliance have all launched campaigns to commemorate 50 Years. Click here to go to the resources page.
South Carolina has a website dedicated to Fair Housing. You can find a wealth of resources and information, and professionally designed posters and other printable materials that help promote and educate about Fair Housing. A picture is worth a thousand words! Be sure to check out fairhousingSC.com!
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