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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

This forum, sponsored by the National Fair Housing Training Academy, focuses on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)  which recognizes Special Purpose Credit Programs (SPCP). The forum will explore how financial institutions can use SPCP to open the door to homeownership for underserved populations.

 
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.
 
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

RESOURCES

   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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