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Fair Housing
STANDARD FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM

A standard fair housing program is a community-based framework of analysis, outreach, training, and technical assistance that serves to affirmatively further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. Through this program, local governments actively promote fair housing by appointing a local contact, analyzing impediments to fair housing choice, and providing targeted public education.

The standard fair housing program provides essential education regarding discrimination and fair housing rights. Local governments design an annual training program that includes presentations to residents of areas targeted for federal assistance; special populations affected by federally assisted projects; direct beneficiaries of federal housing assistance; and three additional schools, organizations, or civic groups.

INFORMATIONAL BROCHURES (Easy-To-Print format)

THE FAIR HOUSING ACT

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
  • Race or color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18)
  • Handicap

LOCAL FAIR HOUSING CONTACT

Ben Cowdery, County Clerk of the Washington County Commissioners office is our local fair housing contact. Mr. Cowdery’s information is as follows:

Mr. Ben Cowdery, County Clerk

Washington County Commissioners
1115 Gilman Avenue
Marietta, OH 45750
740.373.6623
bcowdery@wcgov.org