NOTICE!!

DRAFT 2020 FAIR HOUSING ANALYSIS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County has joined with a group of six local governments, five public housing authorities (PHAs), and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) to release for public comment a draft 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the Baltimore Region (AI).

You can click here to view the full draft 2020 fair housing analysis on the BMC website. This analysis uses data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other sources to identify impediments to housing choice for populations protected under the Fair Housing Act and proposed action steps to be incorporated into jurisdictional Consolidated Plans and PHA plans that begin July 1, 2020.

The 30-day public comment period ends on March 31, 2020. Please submit comments by email to housing@baltometro.org.

The participants in this fair housing analysis will also hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 23, 6:00 pm at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council office, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230. Click here for directions to BMC.
The hearing location is ADA accessible. If you wish to attend and require a special accommodation (e.g. interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing or interpreter for persons with limited English proficiency), please contact Dan Pontious at dpontious@baltometro.org or 410.732.0500 x1055 no later than March 17.

If you have any questions specific to HCAAC, please contact us at hcaac@hcaac.org.

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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.

For additional information and resources you may visit the websites below:
www.acdsinc.org
www.baltometro.org
www.brhp.org

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The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County seeks to provide all citizens with information pertaining to Fair Housing and Discrimination.

Please download the Fair Housing Booklet attached here.

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The Housing Commission STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING

AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT 2015 – revised

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.