Equal access in housing is a right, not a privilege.
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 familial status.
The CRC works tirelessly to prevent and ameliorate the affects of discrimination in our community. We accept formal complaints from citizens who feel they have been discriminated against in housing because of their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status or disability.
The Fair Housing staff document and investigate citizens' complaints and conduct standardized testing of alleged violators' facilities. We also provide referrals to the Advocacy Council for People with Disabilities, which advises local government officials about accommodations in programs, services and facilities.
The intake, investigation, enforcement, education and outreach services are provided in conjunction with the Federal Fair Housing Assistance Program and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
For more information about fairness in housing or to file a complaint, please call 704-336-5160 or file a complaint.