South Carolina Fair Housing Center

South Carolina Fair Housing Center Submit fair housing issue online: http://scfhc.formmule.com/forms/submit-fair-housing-issue- Full service fair housing organization for the private enforcement of the federal Fair Housing Act throughout the state of South Carolina.
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Such specifically includes investigation, training and use of fair housing testers, community education and outreach, training of organizations and community residents and other services.

Such specifically includes investigation, training and use of fair housing testers, community education and outreach, training of organizations and community residents and other services.

Mission: Ensure the enforcement of fair housing laws and equal access to housing across the state of South Carolina.

Operating as usual

01/04/2016
NOTICE:

Believe that you may have experienced housing discrimination, but aren't sure or would like more information? You may conveniently use our online pre-intake form and we will respond timely to you: http://scfhc.formmule.com/forms/submit-fair-housing-issue-

NOTE: Submission of this form gives the South Carolina Fair Housing Center (SCFHC) permission to contact you. The center will not act on this Pre-Intake Questionnaire, including contacting your housing provider, without completion of a formal intake, determination of a fair housing issue, and comple…

Persons with #disabilities form the majority of #fairhousing complaints, with a large percentage due to lack of accessib...
01/04/2016
Nowhere to Go: The Housing Crisis Facing Americans With Disabilities

Persons with #disabilities form the majority of #fairhousing complaints, with a large percentage due to lack of accessible housing. If you, or someone you know is experiencing this issue, please contact the center for assistance by using our statewide toll-free number: 855-665-8549, emailing [email protected] or sending a private message via Facebook. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/renting-with-a-disability/420555/

For millions of renters with limited mobility and other physical challenges, there are few homes and apartments on the market that work for them.

12/31/2015

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time this year to like our page, like a post, share the information or view our page. We are looking to continue to build and provide greater service to South Carolinians in ensuring equal access to housing. Your role in this journey is not taken lightly or for granted. You are all appreciated.

12/31/2015

The SC Fair Housing Center will be closed through January 1, 2016. #HappyNewYear!

Thank you for your support in 2015. We are looking forward to the New Year in #fairhousing! #SeasonsGreetings!
12/17/2015

Thank you for your support in 2015. We are looking forward to the New Year in #fairhousing! #SeasonsGreetings!

12/15/2015

April is National Fair Housing Month. We would love to come to your office, organization, event, church, community group, school, etc . . . to discuss fair housing and how your rights are protected throughout South Carolina. Call (803) 403-8447, ext. 104 or [email protected] to see how we can partner together!

12/14/2015
www.nationalfairhousing.org

Fair housing accessibility case settles for $600,000 and other additional forms of damages. Housing built for first occupancy after March 13, 1991 must be accessible to persons with disabilities, including the parking lot, the rental office, common areas, etc. If you, or someone you know, believes that there are accessibility violations where you live, call and talk to us, statewide, 1 (855) 665-8549:http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/Portals/33/2015-12-03_Shockoe_Valley_View_press_release.PDF

12/12/2015
HUD Releases New Webcasts for the AFFH Training Series

HUD releases 2 webcasts in its new training series about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (which provides that it is NOT enough for state officials, local officials, federal funds recipients, to just not discriminate, BUT they must also take active steps to eradicate discrimination): http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=87d7c8afc03ba69ee70d865b9&id=4709591d96&e=6d696ef2d8

HUD releases two webcasts for the affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) training series: AFFH Community Participation Requirements for Consolidated Plan Program Participants Webcast; and AFFH Community Participation Requirements for Public Housing Agencies Webcast.

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments addressing affirmative action in higher education, during wh...
12/10/2015

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments addressing affirmative action in higher education, during which Justice #Scalia made the following attached statements, referencing some comments made in a party's written argument. Are such statements evidence of inherent biases against protected class persons, such as minorities, illustrating the present day need of civil rights protections including the federal Fair Housing Act? We would love to hear from you! For more information on this topic: http://www.newsweek.com/justice-scalia-comments-affirmative-action-case-403581

11/28/2015

Are children only allowed to go in certain areas of your complex? Are families with children housed in one particular building or side of the complex? Are families with children given different or stricter rules? If yes, these may be indications of #fairhousing discrimination based on familial status. Call 1 (855) 665-8549 to discuss, make a complaint or even provide an anonymous tip. Calls are accepted statewide.

11/27/2015

DID YOU KNOW that lenders targeting minority communities for higher priced, or predatory loans, can be a fair housing issue? Call 1 (855) 665-8549 to discuss or file a complaint. Calls are accepted statewide. #fairhousing

11/26/2015

The South Carolina Fair Housing Center will be closed November 26-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy this time to reflect on all the things for which we can give thanks!

11/25/2015

We offer the training course "Fair Housing Basics for Landlords." Call 803-403-8447, ext. 104 or email [email protected] for more information.

Feedback from a #SC resident we were very pleased to assist with a #fairhousing reasonable accommodation issue. Notably,...
11/24/2015

Feedback from a #SC resident we were very pleased to assist with a #fairhousing reasonable accommodation issue. Notably, discrimination against persons with disabilities is the most often reported fair housing complaint.

11/24/2015

Interested in partnering with the SC Fair Housing Center in 2016 for community education and outreach regarding housing issues, such as placement of affordable housing, predatory lending, low mortgage lending rates to female headed households, lack of accessible housing for persons with disabilities & so much more? Email [email protected] or call (803) 403-8447, ext. 104.

Interested in fair housing materials for your office, service events, church outreach, and more? Contact the center toda...
11/23/2015

Interested in fair housing materials for your office, service events, church outreach, and more? Contact the center today to request flyers for posting, fair housing handouts, and brochures. Let us know the number needed and we will get the supply to you, as possible.

In the wake of many serious cases & continued violations, there is new guidance from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban D...
11/23/2015
New housing rule protects most vulnerable women from sexual harassment in their home

In the wake of many serious cases & continued violations, there is new guidance from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development regarding sexual harassment in housing: http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2015/10/22/new-housing-rule-protects-most-vulnerable-women-from-sexual-harassment-in-their-home/

October 22, 2015 New housing rule protects most vulnerable women from sexual harassment in their home Written by: Gustavo Velasquez Crossed posted from MomsRising.org A home should be a refuge and a place of comfort. But for many women their landlords are a source of fear, demanding sexual favors al…

Attempts to refuse to house refugees brought to the U.S. are likely violations of the federal Fair Housing Act's protect...
11/21/2015
Rand Paul's Call to Deny Housing Assistance to Syrian Refugees Violates the Fair Housing Act

Attempts to refuse to house refugees brought to the U.S. are likely violations of the federal Fair Housing Act's protection against #nationalorigin discrimination: http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/11/rand-pauls-call-to-deny-housing-assistance-to-syrian-refugees-violates-the-fair-housing-act/416757/

The senator gets a lot wrong in his amendment to exclude Syrian refugees from federal housing assistance.

ICYMI: Sometimes it is necessary to temporarily, or even more permanently, take guardianship of a family member's, or ot...
11/20/2015
Temporary Guardianship in Income Based Housing

ICYMI: Sometimes it is necessary to temporarily, or even more permanently, take guardianship of a family member's, or other's, minor child. With this, there can be push back or certain requirements set forth from a housing provider, particularly in income based housing. Read the linked Fair Housing Act (FHA) Alert to see how the federal Fair Housing Act provides protection.

SC Fair Housing Center

11/16/2015
SCFHC Board Application

We are seeking new members to join the South Carolina Fair Housing Center Board of Directors as we work to ensure equal access to housing across #SouthCarolina. If interested, please apply here: http://scfhc.formmule.com/forms/EtgJMTkIP1ZtxNIu

The South Carolina Fair Housing Center Board of Directors governs the overall execution of the organization's mission. Primarily the Board manages organizational finances and sets long term priorities. Board members also hold a fiduciary responsibility for management of organizational capital and en…

HUD proposes smoking ban in public housing as a health measure, with particular focus upon secondhand smoke.  Members of...
11/12/2015
HUD proposes smoking ban

HUD proposes smoking ban in public housing as a health measure, with particular focus upon secondhand smoke. Members of the public have 60 days to comment.

The smoking ban would apply to lit cigarettes, cigars, and pipes inside public housing units.

11/11/2015

The South Carolina Fair Housing Center will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day. We thank you all.

11/10/2015

We are seeking English to Spanish translation services for several documents ASAP. If you, or someone you know, provides such services, please respond via email to [email protected] so that we may discuss in more detail and also a quote for services.

This  #fairhousing case again highlights the importance of testers: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/11/metairie...
11/06/2015
Metairie landlords must pay $170,000 for racial discrimination

This #fairhousing case again highlights the importance of testers: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/11/metairie_landlords_ordered_to.html. Conveniently apply online, STATEWIDE, to become a fair housing tester! http://scfhc.formmule.com/forms/84LLphVvetsqU1zW Stipends provided for successful completion of tests! Persons w/disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Lime Investment Co. to receive fair housing training, adopt non-discrimination policy, allow review of rental applications

11/02/2015

Prevention of #fairhousing discrimination in #SouthCarolina is . . . (please let us know YOUR thoughts by completing the sentence).

11/02/2015

Join our email list for #fairhousing updates, events, alerts, newsletters & more! Simply email [email protected],org, subject line "Email List"

Address

1925 Bull St
Columbia, SC
29201

General information

Fair housing discrimination complaint intakes are accepted 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. The toll free number is 1 (855) 665-8459. Also submit your fair housing issue online: http://scfhc.formmule.com/forms/submit-fair-housing-issue-. To have the South Carolina Fair Housing Center present at your event or complete outreach in your area, at your organization, church, etc . . . please contact Shawn Roberson, Program Coordinator, at 1 (803) 403-8447, ext. 101 or [email protected] Should you have any general administration questions, desire training for your office staff, company, etc, . . on fair housing and best practices, please contact Tina L. Brown, Esquire, Executive Director, at 1 (803) 403-8447, ext. 104 or [email protected] Callers needing assistance due to hearing or voice impairments, please call 1 (800) 735-8583 (TTY).

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(803) 403-8447

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