Fair Housing


Fair Housing News and Events 
2023 Fair Housing Month
APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH An important component of fair housing is education.  Check out the virtual educational opportunities offered during the months  of March, April abd May 2023 offered by the North Carolina Legal Aid Fair Housing Project.  
APRIL 2023 Observance of Fair Housing Month:  Details coming soon!
APRIL 2022: Observance of Fair Housing Month
On April 5, 2022, Gastonia City Council proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month.  Citizen Advisory Board members and Housing and Community Engagement Department staff accepted the proclamation.

On April 14, 2022, HUD released its first ever Equity Action Plan. “Equity is central to HUD’s founding principles and the daily work we do as a Department,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “We are excited to take this opportunity to join the rest of the federal government in emphasizing our commitment to making equity a leading compass within this Administration.” For more details, please see HUD's press release

Read HUD's press release concerning the observance of April as Fair Housing Month. 
It’s the Law!
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.



   CODE OF ORDINANCES - Chapter 9: Discrimination in Housing

   Booklet:  Fair Housing-Equal Opportunity for all

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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