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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: 2024 FAIR HOUSING EVENT SERIES

This two-part event, consisting of a forum and training course, took place on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Habitat for Humanity Johan Newcombe Event Center.  These events provided an opportunity for engagement and discussion on the topic of Fair Housing.  Special thanks to Gaston Association of REALTORS® and Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County for their partnership in this event.

IMG 62622024 There's No Place Like Home-Fair Housing Forum Presenters (L-R): Lorenzo Claxton, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kentia Smith, North Carolina Realtors Housing Foundation, Crystal Walls, HealthNet Gaston and Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care Lead Agency, Minerva Mims, North Carolina Real Estate Commission, and Carson Dean,  Carson Dean Consulting and Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
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NORTH CAROLINA FAIR HOUSING PROJECT
An important component of fair housing is education.   The North Carolina Legal Aid Fair Housing Project  is the state’s only statewide full-serve fair housing organization, and provides training, fair housing testing and services to persons of all protected classes to include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, family status or disability. Telephone (855) 797-3247.
 
2024 FAIR HOUSING MONTH PROCLAMATION 
On March 19, 2024, Gastonia City Council issued a proclamation recognizing April 2024 as Fair Housing Month.  View the presentation here.
 
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Fair Housing Month 2024 Opening Ceremony

FHEO will host the Fair Housing Month Opening Ceremony on April 11, 2024 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AND FILING A COMPLAINT
Discrimination in housing practices because of race, color, religion, disability, family status, sex, or national origin is prohibited by federal and state law, as well as by Chapter 19 of the Gastonia City Code.
 
This applies to virtually every type of housing practice, including the rental and sale of property, the terms and conditions of occupancy, the treatment of applicants and the advertising of property. The administering agency under each law or ordinance is empowered to investigate and to seek to conciliate complaints of violations. Each such law or ordinance also permits the complainant to file a complaint in the appropriate court. Complaints concerning violations under these statutes and ordinances can be made through the City of Gastonia’s Fair Housing Office, 704-866-6750 or e-mail Danette Dye.
 
If you believe you have been denied the rental or sale of housing because of race, sex, color, religion or national origin, family status or handicap or if you need additional information on Fair Housing and Equal Housing Opportunity, in the city of Gastonia, call the Fair Housing Officer at 704-866-6750.
 
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
  
Offices for Housing and Community Engagement are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
 
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC  28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
704.866.6752 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)
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