Foothills Celebrates Annual Fair Housing Month
KRFDC joins the nation in observing April as Fair Housing Month. The goal of National Fair Housing Month is to increase awareness about federal and Kentucky fair housing laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing.
KRFDC works diligently every day to educate the public and housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
This year marks the 48th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The landmark civil rights legislation was the culmination of a civil rights campaign against housing discrimination in the United States and was approved, at the urging of President Lyndon B. Johnson, one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fundamentally, fair housing means that everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status and disability has access to neighborhoods where children can attend quality schools, enjoy a healthy environment, pursue economic opportunities and be self-sufficient.
“Our agency believes that all individuals and families should have equal access to safe, decent and affordable housing,” said Jimmy Stone, KRFDC Director of Housing. “No one should ever be denied the opportunity to own or rent a home.”
Through a variety of housing programs, KRFDC makes a difference in people’s lives by making a difference in their living conditions. As the area’s largest human service agency, KRFDC serves as a vital resource for Kentuckians in their search for housing options through a variety of programs for renters and homebuyers with low- to moderate-incomes.