April, 2021 is National Fair Housing Month
Fair Housing – It’s More Than Just Words!
The City of Aiken along with the nation, celebrates the 53rd Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This landmark law was signed into law on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status. The Act furthers the beliefs advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Honorable Rick N. Osbon, Mayor for the City of Aiken, signed a Proclamation acknowledging April 2021 marks the 53rd Anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Right Act of 1968.
The City of Aiken does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law, and has made great strides through the years in opening housing markets, giving all Americans an equal opportunity to live wherever they choose. Choosing where you live is a right. Housing discrimination is wrong. If you feel you have been discriminated against, call the HUD Hotline at 1-800-669-9777 (English/Español)/1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing.