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 Services staff, shall be in compliance with the Personnel Policy of Housing & Community Services and local government, as well as the Equal Opportunity Plan. All federal, state and local housing laws will comply with Fair Housing regulations. 


It is the policy of Housing & Community Services 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 Services 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. 

Please click here to access a copy of the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the Baltimore Region.