Bowling Green Human Rights Commission hosts first Fair Housing Community Neighborhood Celebration

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission is celebrating Fair Housing Month with food, games and music.

The Commission works to eliminate discrimination when it comes to employment, housing and public accommodation.

The first Fair Housing Community Neighborhood Celebration took place at Bowling Green Human Rights Commission Grounds at 491 Double Springs Road.

Commission director Alice Waddell spoke about her disappointment that the city still hasn’t passed a Fairness Ordinance. While it is against the law to discriminate against people on the basis of religion, gender, race or national origin. There is no law that affords those same protections for LGBTQ+ citizens.

“We will still recommit to whatever we can do even though we don’t have the ordinance. We’d try to redirect if anyway possible. We will be available to serve the public when and if the ordinance passes,” Waddell said.

The Commission provides information about fair housing and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and offers fair housing workshops.