City Of Arlington Fair Housing Code

“It is hereby declared to be the policy of the City of Arlington to promote, through fair, orderly and lawful procedures, the opportunity for each person to obtain housing without regard to his/her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status. This policy is grounded upon a recognition of the right of every person to have access to adequate housing of his/her own choice without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status. Further, this policy is based upon a recognition that the denial of such rights through considerations based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Arlington and constitutes an unjust denial or deprivation of an inalienable right which is within the power and the proper responsibility of government to prevent.”

(Ordinance No. 06-082)

The Federal Fair Housing Act – Basic Facts

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on the following criteria:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National Origin
  • Handicap
  • Familial Status

Housing discrimination is a national problem that affects millions of people each year. Housing choice plays a crucial role in determining one’s ability to access critical societal and economic opportunities: quality schools, jobs, healthcare services, recreational facilities, public services, and transportation.

What is Prohibited?

Disability & Discrimination

For Additional Assistance and Information Contact

If You Live in Arlington and Think Your Rights Have Been Violated, Contact:

Kimberley Maxwell, Fair Housing Officer at 817-459-6204 Submit your complaint online to: Kimberley.Maxwell@arlingtontx.gov or grantsmanagement@arlingtontx.gov

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Assistance with issues of housing discrimination can be reported to HUD. If you think your rights have been violated, the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form is available for you to download, complete and return, or click here to complete online and submit a form online.

View HUD’s Fair Housing Complaint process here

You may also write a letter to HUD or call the local HUD Office at:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fort Worth Regional Office of FHEO
801 Cherry Street, 27th Floor
P.O. Box 2905
Fort Worth, Texas 76113-2905

817-978-5900
1-800-669-9777
TTY 817-978-5595

Assistance Available for Persons with Disabilities:

TTY phone for the hearing impaired: 1-800-927-9275
Interpreters
Tapes and Braille materials
Assistance in reading and completing forms

Click here for further information regarding your rights with regard to housing discrimination. From this web site, citizens can file a housing discrimination complaint with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.