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Fair Housing & Non-Discrimination

Prince William County is obligated under various laws not to discriminate in housing or services directly or indirectly on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, or disability.  In addition Prince William county must comply with civil rights-related program requirements that affect nearly every aspect of each program.  HUD's non-discrimination requirements are compiled from several different federal laws designed to protect each individual's right to fair housing and equal opportunity.

As the grantee of Federal Housing and Community Development funding, Prince William County must certify to HUD's satisfaction that we (1) awarded grants will be carried out and administered according to the Fair Housing Act, and (2) will work diligently to affirmatively further fair housing. This certification to HUD is implemented through the Consolidated Plan process.

Under the Consolidated Plan, HUD funded recipients are required to:

  1. Examine and attempt to alleviate housing discrimination within their jurisdiction;
  2. Promote fair housing choices for all persons;
  3. Provide opportunities for all persons to reside in any given housing development, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin;
  4. Promote housing that is accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities; and,
  5. Comply with the non-discrimination requirements of the Fair Housing Act.