Details for FAIR HOUSING COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

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AVERY COUNTY
FAIR HOUSING COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
Avery County has Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
projects currently in progress. The CDBG program requires that a Fair
Housing plan and complaint procedure be adopted by the County.
Housing discrimination is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1968 and by the North Carolina State Fair Housing Act. In
an effort to promote fair housing and to ensure that the rights of
housing discrimination victims are protected, Avery County has
adopted the following procedures for receiving and resolving housing
discrimination complaints:
1. Any person or persons wishing to file a complaint of housing
discrimination in Avery County may do so by informing the
Avery County Manager of the facts and circumstances of the
alleged discriminatory act or practice;
2. Upon receiving a housing discrimination complaint, the
Avery County Manager shall inform the North Carolina
Human Relations Commission (Commission) about the
complaint. The Avery County Manager shall then assist the
Commission and the complainant in filing an official written
housing complaint with the Commission, pursuant to the
State Fair Housing Act and Title VIII;
3. The Avery County Manager shall offer assistance to the
Commission in the investigation and conciliation of all
housing discrimination complaints, which are based upon
events occurring in Avery County.
4. The Avery County Manager shall publicize that the Avery
County Manager is the local official to contact with housing
discrimination complaints based upon events occurring
in Avery County by posting this complaint procedure in
the County Administration Building and Courthouse and
publishing it in the local newspaper.
5. All complaints shall be acknowledged within ten (10) days of
receipt.
If you have any questions about the complaint procedure or would
like to register a complaint, please contact The Avery County Manager
by mail at PO Box 640, Newland, NC 28657 or by phone at
(828) 733-8201 or for TDD assistance call 7-1-1.
Adopted this 2nd day of May, 2022.
Martha J. Hicks, Chairman

ATTEST: Cindy Turbyfill, Clerk

This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon
request. Please contact Cindy Turbyfill at (828) 733-8212 or at
175 Linville Street, Newland, for accommodations for this request.
Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro
idioma bajo petición. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Cindy
Turbyfill al (828) 733-8212 o en 175 Linville Street, Newland de
alojamiento para esta solicitud.

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