April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month
April 06
04:30 2017


The city’s annual observance of Fair Housing Month will begin today, Thursday, April 6, when Mayor Allen Joines reads a proclamation at noon at the Allegacy Federal Credit Union, 1691 Westbrook Plaza Drive, Winston-Salem.

Fair Housing Month promotes the federal Fair Housing Act and its laws against housing discrimination. 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.

Winston-Salem has a fair housing ordinance that mirrors the Fair Housing Act. The Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission and Human Relations Department are responsible for enforcing fair housing laws locally to ensure fair and equal housing access and treatment for all people regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, family status or religion.

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