Fair Housing

Fair Housing Month

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.

Side view of white apartment buildings and grassy lot with sidewalk

Fair Housing Law

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.