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Fair Housing

Fair Housing in the City of Beaufort

The Beaufort City 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 doesn't allow discrimination in the sale or rental of housing, and the City 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.

  

Local Resources
Fair Housing Presentation

City of Beaufort
1911 Boundary Street
Beaufor, SC  29902
843-525-7070

Lowcountry Council of Governments
634 Campground Road
at Point South
843-726-5536

State Resources
SC Fair Housing Law Summary
SC Fair Housing Law Complete Text

Federal Resources
SC Fair Housing Laws
Senior Housing
Housing Rights for the Disabled