Fair Housing Program


The purpose of the Community Relations Council’s Housing Program is to educate and to help address fair housing issues impacting area residences.
CRC and its Housing Committee provides instructions on fair housing laws that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.

CRC’s Housing Committee is made up of board members and a network of committed volunteers who disseminate information on fair housing laws, predatory lending, legislative changes, and other issues concerning fair access to decent affordable housing. The achievement of fair and affordable housing for all our citizens is an attainable goal that CRC will continue to work toward.

In April of each year, the CRC hosts two major events:

  • Fair House Forum and Legislative Update – involves legislators and government officials, industry professionals and the general public
  • ​Poster/Calendar Contest – involves grades 1st through 12th in Richland and Lexington Counties school districts

For Emergency Housing Assistance call United Way of SC at 211 (Click on United Way to navigate to the 211 Website)

Click here to contact
DeAnna Bookert, Program Manager
803 733-1124




  • Deborah Boone
  • Dollie Bristow
  • James Brown
  • Charaka Cook
  • Phil Creel
  • Wallace Foster
  • Delaine Frierson
  • Margaret Gibson
  • Pat Green
  • Verdine Gleaton
  • Vanzell Haire – CRC Board Member
  • Ashley Harp
  • Jocelyn Jennings
  • Lou Nolan (Committee Chair/ CRC Board Member)
  • Jennifer Powers (CRC Board Member)
  • Stephanie Snowden
  • Theresa Riley Stephens
  • Edna Smith Primus
  • Estelle Young