Fair Housing - Equal Housing Opportunity
“The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.”
To learn more about the Fair Housing Act, please click on the link below:
The County of Cameron has policies in place to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, religion, familial status, handicap, ancestry and use of a guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.
If you feel that you have been a victim of housing discrimination and you reside in Cameron County, you can contact the County of Cameron Fair Housing Officer, Jessica D. Herzing, 814-486-9323, firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents can learn more about Fair Housing and also report discrimination online through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) or the Fair Housing Law Center. HUD “is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws” while The Fair Housing Law Center provides education, advocacy, and legal representation to victims of housing discrimination. The links to these sites are listed below.
If you question whether or not you are a victim of housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Law Center also provides a violation assessment tool: