Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: April is National Fair Housing Month

The Fair Housing Act is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in housing transactions against people in a protected class. Protected classes include race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status. The housing transactions that are covered are the renting or buying of a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other related activities. 

In addition to the federal Fair Housing Act most states, including North Carolina, have a state Fair Housing Act.

To learn more about your rights under the Fair Housing Act or how you can attend some Fair Housing events, review the list below.