DCA Fair Housing Statement

Fair Housing Statement

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) 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 and employment. Specifically, DCA shall not on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, family status, disability or age deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under any HUD program.

A copy of DCA’s Effective Communication Policy related to Fair Housing can be accessed from the following link: Effective Communication Policy

Reasonable Accommodation

DCA is committed to ensuring that its policies and procedures do not deny individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, nor otherwise discriminate against individuals living with disabilities, access to any of DCA’s programs, services and activities. Therefore, if an individual with a disability requires an accommodation such as a modification to a DCA policy, DCA will provide such accommodation unless doing so would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or an undue financial and administrative burden. In such a case, DCA will recommend another accommodation that would not result in a financial or administrative burden.

Request for Accommodation forms can be accessed at the following link: Reasonable Accommodations

Language Access Resources

DCA will make available free language assistance and translation services for documents and public meetings as set forth in its Language Access Plan. For additional information, please contact DCA’s Language Access Coordinator at the following e-mail fairhousing@dca.ga.gov. A copy of the DCA Language Access Plan can be accessed from the following link: Language Access Plan

How to File a Fair Housing Complaint

If you believe that you have been a victim of a fair housing violation, you may file a complaint directly with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at the websites listed below. These agencies are responsible for investigating all issues related to Fair Housing violations in the State of Georgia.

How to file a Complaint with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity

Filing a HUD Fair Housing Complaint on-line

If you are in need of assistance in filing a complaint, please complete and submit the attached Fair Housing Complaint Form to initiate this process, you may contact the Fair Housing Coordinator by e-mail at fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

Grievance Procedure

Any HUD Program participant or any individual with a disability that is not satisfied with DCA’s response to his/her request for an auxiliary aid or service may file a complaint in accordance with DCA’s Grievance Procedure following a formal determination by DCA’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

DCA's Grievance Procedure can be found at the following link: Grievance Procedure.

Contact for Fair Housing Information

If you need additional information regarding DCA’s Fair Housing policies, please contact a DCA Fair Housing Coordinator at fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

Fair Housing Resources and Materials

About Fair Housing - HUD

About Georgia Fair Housing Law

About HUD Fair Lending

Fair Housing Brochure English

Fair Housing Brochure Spanish

Reasonable Accommodation Overview

State of Georgia Fair Housing Frequently Asked Questions

Accessibility Information

ADA Accessibility Guidelines

DCA Accessibility Manual

Fair Housing Act Design Manual

Frequently Asked Questions about ADA

State of Georgia ADA Coordinator Office

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards

DCA Initiatives

Strategy for Housing Persons with Mental Illness

 

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231