Programs & Services
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
The commission has the following functions and duties:
- To encourage appropriate ceremonies and activities throughout the state relating to the observance of the legal
holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday;
- To provide assistance to local governments and private organizations across the state with respect to the
observance of such holiday; and
- To promote among the people of North Carolina an awareness and appreciation of the life and work of
Martin Luther King Jr.
North Carolina Fair Housing Act
This Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, or family status (families with children). The law applies to the sale, rental and financing of residential housing. Apartments, houses, mobile homes and even vacant lots to be used for housing are covered by the Fair Housing Act. With a few exceptions, anyone who has control over residential property and real estate financing must obey the law. This includes rental managers, property owners, real estate agents, landlords, banks, developers, builders and individual homeowners who are selling or renting their property.