April, 2023 is National Fair Housing Month
Fair Housing – Choices for All Voices!
Building an Equitable Future
The City of Aiken along with the nation, celebrates the 55th 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 2023 marks the 55th 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 and you have a Voice to make a change. Housing discrimination is wrong. If you feel you have experienced housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identification), disability, and family status, call the HUD Hotline 1-800-669-9777 (voice), 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay), online at www.hud.gov/fairhousing.