Highland Secnic Highway – photo by Donna Ward
America, in every way, represents equality of opportunity for all persons. The rich diversity of its citizens and the spirit of unity that binds us all symbolize the principles of freedom and justice upon which this nation was founded.
That is exactly why it is extremely disturbing when new immigrants, minorities, families with children, and persons with disabilities are denied the housing of their choice because of illegal discrimination.
Equal access to rental housing and home ownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. Housing providers who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability are violating federal law, and HUD will vigorously pursue enforcement actions against them.
Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. HUD is committed to ensuring that everyone is treated equally when searching for a place to call home.
If you feel you may be a victim of fair housing discrimination, please contact the Fair Housing Division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1 (800) 669-9777, or CLICK HERE to download a complaint form.
To learn more about fair housing discrimination, click here.
To learn how to plan for fair housing, click here.
For additional resources, please visit http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp.
Region 4 Planning and Development Council Office
885 Broad Street, Suite 100
Summersville, WV 26651
Tel: (304) 872-4970
Fax: (304) 872-1012
Region 4 Planning and Development Council is a proud member of the West Virginia Association of Regional Councils