Thursday, July 23, 2009

NCGA Update: Senate Bill 810: Affordable Housing/No Discrimination Passes Last Committee Heading to House Floor

Today the House Judiciary III committee gave a favorable report to Senate Bill 810: Affordable Housing/No Discrimination.

Senate Bill 810 makes it a violation of the NC Fair Housing Act to discriminate in land-use decisions or permitting of developments based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicapping condition, familial status, or the development contains affordable housing for families or individuals below 80% of area median income. 

SB 810 is supported by a broad cross section of NC organizations:
• NC Home Builders Association
• NC Housing Coalition
• Apartment Association of NC
• ARC of NC
• NC Association of Realtors
• Disability Rights NC
• NC Justice Center

We sincerely thank Senator Floyd McKissick (D-Durham) for leading this effort this session.

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