Fair Housing 

The Section 8 Program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1981, the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983, the technical amendments of 1984 and the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987. Administration of the housing programs, and the functions of the Housing & Community Development staff, shall be in compliance with the Personnel Policy of Housing & Community Development and local government, as well as the Equal Opportunity Plan. All Federal, State and local housing laws will comply with Fair Housing regulations.

Administrative Plan

The Administrative Plan (pursuant to 982.54) covers both admission and continued participation policies for the program and will be utilized by Housing & Community Development. A copy of this plan has been submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


It is the policy of Housing & Community Development to comply fully with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws, and to operate in accordance with the rules and regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Housing employment. Specifically, Housing & Community Development shall not discriminate on account of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, handicap or disability, deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under HUD's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, within the requirements of the HUD regulations.

Discrimination Complaints

If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint with:
  • Fair Housing Complaint Hotline
    Phone: 800-669-9777
  • Harford County Housing & Community Development
    Phone: 410-638-3045
  • Harford County Human Relations
    Phone: 410-638-4739
  • State of Maryland - Commission on Human Relations
    Phone: 410-767-8600
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