Fair Housing

Federal Fair Housing Act
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, is called the Fair Housing Act. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the federal agency that administers and enforces the Act.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18). The Act deals with the sale, rental or financing of housing, as well as any advertisements or statements with respect to housing.

The City of Burlington is committed to affirmatively further fair housing choice by completing an Analysis of Impediments; taking action to eliminate identified impediments; and maintaining fair housing records.

Located below is a link to the City of Burlington's Fair Housing Brochure 

City of Burlington Fair Housing Brochure


Analysis of Impediments and Assessment of Fair Housing

In 2014 the City of Burlington began participation in a Analysis of Impediments and Assessment of Fair Housing in conjunction with the City of Greensboro, City of High Point, and the Surry HOME Consortium.

Below is a link to the final report as of November 2014
(this link may take several moments to download the Assessment document due to its large file size)

2014 Assessment of Fair Housing 


Language Access Plan (LAP)

The 2014 Assessment of Fair Housing identified the lack of a Language Access Plan to ensure persons with limited English Proficiency (LEP) can access the City's HUD programs and service. In December 2014 the Burlington City Council adopted a LAP for the Community Development Division. A English and Spanish version are available in the below links.

2014 Language Access Plan (ENGLISH)

2014 Language Access Plan (SPANISH) 
 

Fair Housing Information provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is located below. 

Are you a Victim of Housing Discrimination? (English) 

Are you a Victim of Housing Discrimination? (Spanish) 

Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All (English) 

Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All (Spanish)

Additional Information on Fair Housing Laws, Complaint Process, and Resources can be found at HUD's website located below. 

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

You can also contact the City of Burlington at 336-222-5070. 

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