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Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council hosts 20th Annual Fair Housing Luncheon

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Back in 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act to protect people from discrimination when renting or buying a house.

Friday, the Savannah-Chatham County Fair Housing Council marked that occasion with their 20th annual Fair Housing Luncheon. Organizers say there is still a long ways to go when it comes to providing opportunities and services for all communities. 

Washington Civil Rights Attorney Sara Pratt gave the keynote speech, entitled “A Zip Code Should Not Determine a Child's Future.”

"We are going to talk about investment; investment in communities of color, and we are going to talk about creating housing opportunity across the area for people to have a range of fair housing choices," said Sara Pratt, Civil Rights Attorney. 

"The more that we look at what the problems of our community are and the better that we identify those, then we can get about the hard work or being able to remove some of those barriers or impediments,” said Wayne Dawson, Savannah-Chatham Fair Housing Council. 

As part of fair housing month, many students made posters.  The winners were announced Friday-- as well as the William Broker good citizen award which went to Linda King of Savannah Area Realtors.

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