The City Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
April 11 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act. The City of Sioux Falls, through its Human Relations office and its Affordable Housing division, will commemorate the 50th anniversary by reaffirming its commitment to fair housing in the city.
The City works to promote fair and equal access in housing, and to affirmatively further fair housing through education and outreach. Community members are encouraged to attend these City events to learn more about fair and affordable housing:
• April 5: Community conversation focusing on civil rights in housing and affordable housing at 5:30 p.m., held at the Minnehaha County Human Services Building (521 North Main Avenue)
• April 12: Fair Housing training classes at 12 noon at Oak View Branch Library (3700 East Third Street) and at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Library (200 North Dakota Avenue)
• April 18: Fair Housing training classes at 1 p.m. at Oak View Branch Library (3700 East Third Street)
• April 19: Fair Housing training classes at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Library (200 North Dakota Avenue)
“The City of Sioux Falls is committed to ensuring fair housing in Sioux Falls. The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act reminds us of the importance of ending housing discrimination, and the City is committed to meeting this goal,” says Colleen Moran, Assistant City Attorney.
Human Relations is a division of the City Attorney’s Office. Affordable Housing is part of the City’s Community Development department.
Information regarding the services that Human Relations provides and instructions about how to file a fair housing complaint can be found at www.siouxfalls.org/relations or by contacting Human Relations at 605-367-8745.