The Arlington County Human Rights Ordinance prohibits discrimination in residential housing based on sexual orientation, race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, elderliness, disability (physical or mental) or familial status of the home seeker.
The AI is an assessment of how laws, governmental policies, real estate practices and local conditions affect the location, availability and accessibility of housing. The AI looks at barriers to housing choice, such as housing supply and location, the physical accessibility of housing, vouchers, source of income, the accessibility of prime financing, foreclosures, and language access. This analysis can help highlight areas where actions might broaden the housing options for persons protected by fair housing laws.
The mission of the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) is to promote the improvement, conservation and revitalization of Arlington’s physical and social environment. CPHD’s carries out its mission through four major divisions: Planning, Housing, Neighborhood Services and Inspection Services. A fifth division, Administrative Services which is housed in the Director’s Office, supports the four divisions.
While CPHD’s provides a variety of services to the residents of Arlington County, the following services are essential services for the purposes of our LEP plan:
Full service local lenders have traditionally served residents and businesses and are one of the main elements that keep neighborhoods stable. Predatory lending is unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices of some lenders during the loan origination process. It can result in various long-term and far-ranging community problems. The immediate consequences of predatory lending are high mortgage costs, unfavorable terms, and elevated foreclosure/delinquency rates. Long term consequences include credit damage, deteriorating/blighted neighborhoods, family instability, and ultimate homelessness.
For more information about lending, see the Center for Responsible Lending.
Contact the Human Rights Commission at 703.228.3929 if you have questions or concerns about housing discrimination. Their office is located in Courthouse Plaza at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 106.
To file a fair housing complaint with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), contact the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO).