On April 24, 2023, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced further steps HUD will take to ensure that qualified people are not denied the opportunity to access housing solely due to a criminal history record. In the weeks ahead, HUD will issue a Notice of Proposed Rule Making in which it proposes to change its regulations governing public housing agencies and HUD-subsidized housing providers to prevent unnecessary denials of housing assistance to people with criminal history records.
On April 14, 2022, HUD released its first ever Equity Action Plan. “Equity is central to HUD’s founding principles and the daily work we do as a Department,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “We are excited to take this opportunity to join the rest of the federal government in emphasizing our commitment to making equity a leading compass within this Administration.” For more details, please see HUD's press release.
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AND FILING A COMPLAINT
This applies to virtually every type of housing practice, including the rental and sale of property, the terms and conditions of occupancy, the treatment of applicants and the advertising of property. The administering agency under each law or ordinance is empowered to investigate and to seek to conciliate complaints of violations. Each such law or ordinance also permits the complainant to file a complaint in the appropriate court. Complaints concerning violations under these statutes and ordinances can be made through the City of Gastonia’s Fair Housing Office, 704-866-6750 or e-mail Danette Dye.
If you believe you have been denied the rental or sale of housing because of race, sex, color, religion or national origin, family status or handicap or if you need additional information on Fair Housing and Equal Housing Opportunity, in the city of Gastonia, call the Fair Housing Officer at 704-866-6750.
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