In Bowie County, a handful of people gather to voice their concerns regarding fair housing issues.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community are gathering data to develop the states draft for fair housing choice.
The draft is designed to point out challenges and solutions to fair housing.The Fair Housing Act protects several classes including, religion, race and sex from discrimination.
“Fair housing protects people from anybody making a decision in housing based upon any of these protected classes, so it doesn’t matter what race or what gender or what sex you are fair housing is meant to protect everybody equally,” said Nathan Darus,Texas Department of Housing Community Affairs.
Information gathered for the draft is updated every five years