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 the denial of housing to a person based on the person's membership in one or more of the classes protected under the Act. The protected classes are: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, 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). It is therefore illegal to discriminate against a person in the provision of housing because of a person's membership in a protected class.
For brochures in English and Spanish, please click here.
The City of Burlington is committed to affirmatively further fair housing choice by completing an Analysis of Impediments and taking action to eliminate identified impediments through City zoning ordinances, housing programs, and fair housing workshops.
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)
The City is currently updating its Analysis of Impediments and Assessment of Fair Housing for 2020. Please check the Announcements page for the release of the draft report.
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.
Fair Housing Information provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is located below.
Additional Information on Fair Housing Laws, Complaint Process, and Resources can be found at HUD's website located below.