April is Fair Housing Month: Housing Needs Assessment Survey
Each April, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) commemorates Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, and the Georgia Fair Housing Act was created for all Georgians to compete for housing, within their economic means, on a fair and equitable basis.
The Act prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related activities based on the following attributes:
- National Origin
- Familial Status
In order to connect with people across the state, DCA is asking for feedback on the 2021 Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing survey. The goal of this survey is to conduct an accurate evaluation of current fair housing conditions by researching, analyzing and identifying prospective impediments to fair housing choices in Georgia – and propose action steps to eliminate those barriers.
The AI includes a review of demographic and housing market data, relevant legislation, policies, and practices affecting fair housing. DCA will also conduct public education and solicit community feedback through surveys, public outreach, webinars, and focus groups.