Fair Housing: South Carolina

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

South Carolina Protected Classes

(State of South Carolina Code of Laws §§ 31-21-10 et seq.)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

Charleston Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Charleston Protected Classes

(City of Charleston Municipal Code Chapter 16 Art. II § 16-20)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation

City of North Charleston Protected Classes

(City of North Charleston Municipal Code § 10-94)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation

Columbia Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Columbia Protected Classes

(City of Columbia Municipal Code §§ 11-392 et seq.)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation