The South Carolina Fair Housing Law was enacted in 1989; it is similar to the Federal Fair Housing Law enacted in 1968 and amended in 1988. In each case, the law encourages 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.
Every year, the Beaufort City Council proclaims April to be "Fair Housing Month" as it calls for a decent and safe living environment for all citizens. Fair housing 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.