The city of Pascagoula wants to make sure residents know their rights when looking for a place to live.
The fifth annual fair housing workshop provided information to residents on how to spot discrimination whether it is race, gender, or religion when buying a home.
The flagship city collaborated with the Jackson County Civic Action Committee, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and the Mississippi Center for legal services to host this free and open event.
“When you go to choose a place to live you should be thinking about you know what schools are close by…what park you want to live next to, if there are other kids in the neighborhood, you don’t want to necessarily be worried about say the color of your skin or some other reason people might discriminate against you…it’s all about housing choice.”
– Beth Myer Grants Administrator
Congress passed the federal fair housing act in 1968 to protect against unlawful housing discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, or families with children under the age of 18.