Sumter Board of Realtors to host fair housing event

BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com
Posted 10/11/18

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the Sumter Board of Realtors will host a community-wide awareness event on Saturday.

DiverCity Day will focus on making the public aware of various opportunities in area housing and …

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Sumter Board of Realtors to host fair housing event

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the Sumter Board of Realtors will host a community-wide awareness event on Saturday.

DiverCity Day will focus on making the public aware of various opportunities in area housing and educating them on proper ways to identify housing discrimination and report it properly, according to Jay Linginfelter, Multiple Listing Service and new membership director with the local Board of Realtors.

The event, to be held at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, will have activities for the whole family, Linginfelter said. Barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs and other items will be available for purchase.

Real estate offices, mortgage lenders and community-service partners will also be in attendance. Those partners will include Habitat for Humanity, Santee Lynches Affordable Housing and the City of Sumter Community Development Department, among others.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.