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April 2024 is National Fair Housing Month Fair Housing

Thursday, April 4, 2024

April 2024 is National Fair Housing Month Fair Housing – The ‘ACT’ in ACTION! We All Must Make A Move To Make A Change!

The City of Aiken along with the nation, celebrates the 56th 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 Teddy Milner, Mayor for the City of Aiken, signed a Proclamation acknowledging April 2024 marks the 56th Anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Right Act of 1968.

The City of Aiken ensures that it does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. We have made great strides through the years in opening the housing market in giving our citizens 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, do not be afraid to Make a Move and call the HUD Hotline 1-800-669-9777 (voice), 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay), online at www.hud.gov/fairhousing.

Throughout Fair Housing Month, HUD and its partners will host activities that enhance public awareness of fair housing rights, highlight fair housing enforcement efforts, and emphasize the importance of addressing housing discrimination in all its forms.
We hope you will join us this month to recognize efforts taking place to achieve housing justice for all who call America home.

Upcoming Events

May
28
Tue
2024
5:30 pm Board of Zoning Appeals
Board of Zoning Appeals
May 28 @ 5:30 pm
Board of Zoning Appeals
City of Aiken Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Municipal Building, 111 Chesterfield St S Upstairs, City Council Chambers Regular Meeting 5:30 PM WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED. ONLY THE REGULAR MEETING WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON YOUTUBE & 4[...]
May
30
Thu
2024
5:30 pm Teen Movie Night
Teen Movie Night
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Teen Movie Night @ Odell Weeks Activities Center
The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department invites you to celebrate the last day of school by joining us on Thursday, May 30, 2024, for our inaugural Teen Movie Night. The movie will[...]
Jun
3
Mon
2024
4:15 pm Youth Swim Lessons Session 1
Youth Swim Lessons Session 1
Jun 3 @ 4:15 pm – Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm
Youth Swim Lessons Session 1
Learn the key skills of swimming and water safety with lessons for all ages taught by Red Cross certified instructors at the City of Aiken Public Pool, located at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center (416 Kershaw[...]
Jun
4
Tue
2024
8:45 am Water Aerobics Classes
Water Aerobics Classes
Jun 4 @ 8:45 am – Aug 1 @ 9:30 am
Water Aerobics Classes @ City of Aiken Public Pool
Registration opens soon for Water Aerobics classes at the City of Aiken Public Pool. Perfect for those seeking low-impact exercises, our sessions offer a refreshing way to alleviate pain and enhance overall well-being. Join us[...]

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General Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

Physical Address
111 Chesterfield St. S
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone:
803-642-7654