The city’s annual observance of Fair Housing Month will commence Wednesday, April 7, when Mayor Allen Joines reads a proclamation at noon at the office of the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors, 195 Executive Park Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Fair Housing Month promotes the federal Fair Housing Act and its laws against housing discrimination. 2010 marks the 42nd anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.
Winston-Salem has a fair housing ordinance that mirrors the Fair Housing Act. The Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission and Human Relations Department are responsible for enforcing fair housing laws locally to ensure fair and equal housing access and treatment for all people regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, family status, or religion.
Also during Fair Housing Month, the annual Fair and Affordable Housing Summit for housing professionals will be held Thursday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the LJVM Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway.
In addition, “The Other Side,” a drama examining housing and race discrimination before the civil-rights era, will be shown during April on WSTV 13, the government channel on Time Warner Cable (channel 13) in Forsyth County. A community-based diversity public service announcement will also air on select cable channels.
For more information about Fair Housing Month and the Human Relations Department, call City Link at 727-8000.
WSTV 13 Broadcast Schedule
Human Relations web site