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York City HRC to commemorate Fair Housing Act anniversary

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

York City's Human Relations Commission will celebrate local residents, organizations and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act at its annual Diversity Event and Human Relations Awards ceremony next week.

York City Human Relations Commission

The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Yorkview Hall in York College's Willman Business Center and will celebrate those who are "noteworthy for providing or promoting fairness and equal opportunity in housing, employment or public accommodation."

This is the first ceremony HRC will host after the commission's move to West York under an affiliation agreement with the borough.

The commission had to vacate its operations space in the basement of the York County Administrative Center after county officials decided to make room for an expanded county Office of Children, Youth and Families.

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, otherwise known as the Fair Housing Act, which outlawed housing discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion and place of origin and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

In the case of a campus closure because of inclement weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled to Jan. 12 at the same location and time.

Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased online here or by contacting the York City Human Relations Commission office at 717-846-2926.