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Fair Housing Month highlights City commitment
Apr 07 2015 - 12:03:00 pm
April is Fair Housing Awareness month, showcasing the City's commitment to promote Fair Housing Month and to undertake Fair Housing Activities through its poster campaign in public buildings.

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.

The Fair Housing Act has been instrumental in helping eliminate unacceptable patterns of housing discrimination such as:
  • Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • Discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin in the terms, conditions or privilege of the sale or rental of a dwelling.
  • Advertising the sale or rental of a dwelling indicating preference of discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin.
  • Coercing, threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a person's enjoyment or exercise of housing rights based on discriminatory reasons or retaliating against a person or organization that aids or encourages the exercise or enjoyment of fair housing rights. 

You can learn more about the topic of housing discrimination at the HUD website portal at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination

Contact the HUD Hotline number at 1-888-560-8913 or City of Pasadena Community Development Department at 713-475-7294. You may also contact the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Houston Field Office
1301 Fannin, Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77021

Or if you prefer to correspond with local housing administrators, you may contact them at:

Community Development Department
ATTN: Fair Housing
City of Pasadena, Texas
P.O. Box 672
Pasadena, TX 77501

The HUD website portal has information on a number of housing-related topics, including:
  • File A Housing Discrimination Complaint
  • Section 3 Economic Opportunity
  • Section 3 Business Registry
  • FHEO Disaster Resources
  • My Fair Housing Rights
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Apply for a Grant

Find these and other topics at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp
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