Gastonia to host three-part event series around fair housing

The town of Gastonia and the Gaston Affiliation of Realtors are teaming up subsequent month to have fun the 56th anniversary of the Honest Housing Act.

The celebration will include a number of free academic occasions surrounding the subjects of housing and discrimination.

The Honest Housing Act

In 1968 the Honest Housing Act was handed to make discrimination in housing transactions unlawful.

“Though the regulation was handed in 1968, many individuals right here in our state and throughout the nation are nonetheless experiencing housing discrimination,” Danette Dye, housing and neighborhoods director for the town of Gastonia stated in a press launch. “Our aim is to proceed to tell, educate, and hearken to the general public by offering assets and knowledge that can assist people and households discover a place to name residence.”

Occasions

The honest housing three-part occasion collection features a housing discussion board, an occasion that can dive into racial bias, and a neighborhood training and useful resource honest.

The housing discussion board is about to happen on Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity, which is positioned at 1840 E. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia.

Company on the occasion will, “Be taught extra concerning the present state of Honest Housing in North Carolina from individuals on the frontlines,” the discharge stated.

Representatives from HUD, NC REALTORS® Housing Basis, Continuum of Care, and NC Actual Property Fee shall be presenting on the occasion.

Lunch shall be supplied to registered attendees and registration is open on the Gaston Affiliation of Realtors web site gastonrealtors.org.

Shortly after the housing discussion board, the second occasion will start on the similar location.

From 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. on April 11, residents can attend, “Bias Override: Overcoming Boundaries to Honest Housing.”

“Overcoming Boundaries to Honest Housing helps interrupt stereotypical pondering to keep away from honest housing pitfalls and supply equal skilled service. Members will look at the historical past of bias in actual property, study concerning the thoughts science of id, examine how implicit bias can lead to honest housing violations and have interaction in interactive workout routines to boost communication abilities and enterprise relationships with purchasers of all backgrounds,” in accordance with the occasion description.

The third occasion will happen from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Rankin Lake Park, shelter quantity 11, which is positioned at 1750 Rankin Lake Highway in Gastonia.

In response to the town, the neighborhood training and useful resource honest will characteristic housing and housing-related data and assets, in addition to informational periods, meals vans, a Story Stroll, and kids’s occasions.

No registration is required to attend this occasion.

This text initially appeared on The Gaston Gazette: Gastonia to host three-part occasion collection round honest housing

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