Fair housing is not an option. Itís the law.

Frontier Housing announced today the kick-off of several activities celebrating April as Fair Housing month. Fair Housing Laws protect individuals and families who are seeking housing and home loans from discrimination such as race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability.

Sixth graders in Ms. Lisa Brownís classes at Rowan County Middle School were given the opportunity to have a contest to create a radio commercial based on Fair Housing laws. The winning teams then traveled to Morehead State University, where they had the chance to tour the studio and record their commercials at Morehead State Public Radio. These commercials will be played on many radio stations in the region during the month of April.

To hear the Public Service Announcements:

"Fair Housing - It's The Law"
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"Frontier Housing Can Help"
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Mayor David Perkins and Judge/Executive Jim Nickell also met with Frontier Housing staff this week to sign a proclamation declaring April Fair Housing Month in Morehead and Rowan County. Residents are encouraged to participate in the recognition of Fair Housing Month during the month of April. While many of us in recent months have reflected upon the ideals of our nation and the privileges and rights we enjoy as its citizens, the fact remains that many of us face obstacles in achieving the "American Dream." Discrimination continues to act as a deterrent to achieving our national goal of equal access to housing.

Report discrimination

If you think you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please contact one of the agencies below. Fair housing is not an option. Itís the law.

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
332 W. Broadway, Ste. 700
Louisville, KY 40202
(800) 292-5566
TDD/(502) 595-4084

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
601 W. Broadway, Rm. 110
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 582-6163
TTY/(800) 972-9275