City of Gastonia to Host Free Fair Housing Events | April 11 & 13

The City of Gastonia and the Gaston Association of Realtors® will host a three-part series of events to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. All events are free and open to the public.

“Although the law was passed in 1968, many people here in our state and across the nation are still experiencing housing discrimination,” said Danette Dye, Housing and Neighborhoods Director for the City of Gastonia. “Our goal is to continue to inform, educate, and listen to the public by providing resources and information that will help individuals and families find a place to call home.”

2024 Fair Housing Three-Part Event Series
Part I: Housing Forum
Thursday, April 11 | 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity | 1840 E. Franklin, Gastonia, NC 28052
– Learn more about the current state of Fair Housing in North Carolina from persons on the frontlines.

Registration for this event is required by March 25, 2024.
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Part 2: Exploring Racial Bias
Thursday, April 11 | 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Event registration:
– North Carolina Real Estate Continuing Education Elective Course (4 hours). Everyone is invited to attend.

Part 3: Community Education & Resource Fair
Saturday, April 13 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rankin Lake Club House & Shelter #11 (by the Lake) | 1750 Rankin Lake Road, Gastonia, NC
– Housing and housing-related information and resources will be available to individuals and organizations. This event will feature informational sessions, food trucks, a Story Walk, and children’s events. This is a free event and open the public. Vendor registration is required and closes on Monday, March 25, 2024.

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Fair housing laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or family status (living with minor children). These laws are designed to protect your right to rent an apartment, buy a home, obtain a mortgage, or purchase homeowner’s insurance free from discrimination.