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MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR HOUSING

April 2021-Fair Housing Month
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What are "Reasonable Accommodations and Reasonable Modifications"?

Various federal laws require housing providers to make reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications for individuals with disabilities. Federal nondiscrimination laws that protect against disability discrimination cover not only tenants and home seekers with disabilities, but also buyers and renters without disabilities who live or are associated with individuals with disabilities. These laws also prohibit housing providers from refusing residency to persons with disabilities, or placing conditions on their residency, because they require reasonable accommodations or modifications.  Click the link below to read more:
Your Rights As A Renter


Join us!  In honor of Fair Housing Month we are hosting a webinar live in our office. To attend, email Autumn.Edge@mctx.org for information.

The Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs are partnering to celebrate Fair Housing Month in April with a series of fair housing presentations. These presentations cover Federal and Texas Fair Housing Acts with discussion on common fair housing issues and discriminatory practices. Note, session time is from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm CST. 

Topics will include: - Fair Housing Laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act - Differences between Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications - Accessibility Issues - Complaints and Mediation


fairThe Fair Housing Act was enacted by Congress as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Under the current law, it is unlawful to discriminate in any aspect relating to the sale, rental, advertising, or financing of dwellings based on seven protected classifications, specifically: Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

You can recognize if you are a victim of housing discrimination—and protect your rights—if you know what actions by landlords, sellers, lenders and others are against the law.

You may file a complaint by contacting the HUD office nearest you or by contacting the Montgomery County Fair Housing Liaison:
at 936-538-8060
Email: Complaints_office_06@hud.gov

The CDC has extended the eviction moratorium for renters through June 30, 2021. Read about it here: CDC Halts Evictions 
 

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