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.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
- National Origin
- Familial Status
More information on Housing Discrimination under the Fair Housing Act can be found by visiting HUD's Website.
The City of Everett works to meet the standards set forth and upheld by the Fair Housing Act in all efforts of housing. With every new Consolidated Plan, the City updates the Housing Strategy and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing report. These reports help to guide the City on barriers of access, priorities for funding, and areas for improvement of access to housing.
In 2019, the City will be working to update the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing report. Should you have any questions, please contact Community Development staff to speak more about the current efforts for this item.
Community Development staff are currently working on gathering information on a new Housing Strategy that will help to provide information for the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan and future city policies and regulations. The Housing Strategy will evaluate historical and current market trend data, encompassing market rate and affordable housing housing topics and issues.
To help provide input on the housing issues and topics important to you and your community, we invite you to participate in our online survey that will help to support the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan and the Housing Strategy. You can access the survey here.
For additional information on next steps for the Housing Strategy, including a proposed timeline or data collection, please contact Rebecca McCrary, Housing and Community Development Program Manager.