April is National Fair Housing Month

April is National Fair Housing Month

April 04, 2023
The celebration reminds us of our commitment to promote equal access to housing.
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners is proud to join in the observance of National Fair Housing Month during April. The nationwide celebration reminds us of our commitment to promoting equal access to housing for all individuals without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, and familial status.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act signed into Law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) was enacted as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act on April 11, 1968, which made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. The new law sought to promote diverse and inclusive communities in which everyone could thrive and have access to equitable resources and opportunities.

Fulton County takes its role seriously in preventing discrimination in the community. The county works in conjunction with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) to ensure safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for all county residents. The county also conducts fair housing education and outreach programs to ensure that all residents have access to safe, affordable, and fair housing opportunities.

“Fair Housing is essential to a just and equitable society,” said Stanley Wilson, Director of Fulton County Community Development. “We are thankful for the opportunity to join the nation in recognizing the importance of fair housing and reaffirm our commitment to a more inclusive and diverse community.”

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