Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in Anne Arundel County
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18), or disability.
If you believe that your rights have been violated while you have been trying to buy or rent a home/apartment, you can file a fair housing complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
We suggest that you visit their web site for additional (and useful) information, including what to do when you need help quickly. You can file a complaint on-line with HUD or call them at 1-800-669-9777.
If you are disabled, HUD also provides a TTY for the hearing impaired (1-800-927-9275), interpreters, Braille, and help completing the forms.
The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County seeks to provide all citizens with information pertaining to Fair Housing and Discrimination.
The Housing Commission has published it’s DRAFT STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING below.
The statement and goals focus upon:
• Taking proactive steps beyond simply combating discrimination to foster more inclusive communities
• Providing access to community assets for all persons protected by the Fair housing Act.
• Addressing significant disparities in access to community assets.
• Overcoming segregated living patterns.
• Supporting and promoting integrated communities.
• Ending racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty.
• Ensuring compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. One must analyze and eliminate housing discrimination.
• Promote fair housing choice for all persons.
• Provide opportunities for inclusive patterns of housing occupancy[to protected classes]
• Promote housing that is structurally accessible to, and usable by, all persons, and
• Foster compliance with the nondiscrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act.