Morehead, KY — The Board and staff of Frontier Housing ask you to join us in celebration of Fair Housing Month! In 1968 the Fair Housing Act was passed to ensure that there would be no housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability.
It is essential that citizens are aware of the Fair Housing Act, as well as the means to report discrimination. A complaint process must be completed by victims in order for proper action to be taken by authorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a complaint form on their website and through a toll-free telephone hotline at 1-800-669-9777. You can also call KY Fair Housing at 502-583-3247. The process could not be easier, but Americans must be aware of their civil rights to make use of it.
This year will mark the 9th year of a collaborative Fair Housing project between Frontier, the Rowan County Schools, and Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR). To celebrate fair housing at Rowan County Schools, Frontier’s Kelly Fleck and Wendy Puckett gave a presentation about Fair Housing to three 9th grade freshmen classes. Each of the students wrote a public service announcement concerning Fair Housing after the presentation.
Rowan County School staff judged the students’ PSAs. “Each class had two winners. The six winning groups took a field trip to tour the MSPR station and recorded their PSA, which will air throughout the month of April, Fair Housing Month,” said Fleck. Frontier hopes students will learn their rights and share this information with their parents to improve the lives of many families.
For more information about Fair Housing, please visit www.hud.gov. Don’t forget to tune your dials to WMKY at 90.3 FM and other area radio stations during the month of April to hear PSAs written and read by Rowan County School students!
Frontier Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit for 40 years in eastern Kentucky, builds and develops single and multi-family housing. Frontier, a NeighborWorks® Network Homeownership Center, is the largest residential builder in its service area and the largest nonprofit builder in Kentucky. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a NeighborWorks® Full Cycle Lender, Frontier has a reputation of ensuring sustainable homeownership with low foreclosure rates of less than 1%.
Frontier has proven that when quality products are coupled with responsible lending, individuals of all incomes can be successful homeowners.