Fair Housing is Your Right – Use It!

Knowing your rights is the first step in fighting housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiated this campaign in efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights in communities across the country.

The Honorable Rick N. Osbon, Mayor for the City of Aiken, signed a Proclamation acknowledging April 2020 marks the 52nd Anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Right Act of 1968. The national policy of the Federal Fair Housing Law prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability.

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.