What is the Fair Housing Act?
The U.S. Fair Housing Amendments act of 1988 makes it illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status
If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated?
- Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (HUD-903).
- You can call HUD’s toll-free Fair Housing Hotline at 1-800-669-9777
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 451 Seventh St. SW, Room 5204 Washington, DC 20410-2000
You can write a letter to HUD with:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the person your complaint is about
- The address of the house or apartment you were trying to rent or buy
- The date when this incident occurred
- A short description of what happened
- Then mail it to the Fair Housing Hub closest to you
You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with HUD, but you should file it as soon as possible.
Board of Commissioners
The six members of the Housing Authority's Board of Commissioners are appointed by Jefferson City's mayor. The members of the Board are:
Larry Vincent - Chair
Larry Kolb- Vice Chair
The Housing Authority became the Land Clearance Authority for Jefferson City. In the late 1960's and the 1970's the Land Clearance Authority documented and improved many blighted and substandard neighborhoods all over town.
Today the Housing Authority has 318 units of Public Housing and 421 units with other sources of funding. Families of all sizes, the elderly and disabled live in Housing Authority owned or managed apartments in several locations in Jefferson City. At least 200 more families rent from private landlords with rental assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.