The Colleton County Council proclaimed April to be "Fair Housing Month" and it publicly declared its desire for a decent and safe living environment for all citizens. Real "Fair Housing" is fair to all because it does not allow discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, and the County wants to protect the rights of its citizens as we work together toward that goal.
The South Carolina Fair Housing Law was put in place by the State in 1989, and this law was drafted similar to the Federal Fair Housing Law enacted in 1968 and amended in 1988. In each case, the law encouraged equal housing opportunities by preventing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability. Providing housing opportunities for all citizens can help to keep the community fabric intact.
County Council's April resolution was a clear indicator of support for Fair Housing, and by working together, we can ensure that "Fair Housing" goes hand-in-hand with the "decent, safe, and sound living environment" envisioned by County Council for all of the County’s residents.
Fair Housing Resources
Lowcountry Council of Governments (843)473-3990
South Carolina Fair Housing Law
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development