Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
The City of Hollywood supports policies that promote and encourage fair treatment and equal opportunity in housing and public accommodations for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, national origin, familial status or disability. The Hollywood City Commission has consistently demonstrated its support of efforts to affirmatively further fair housing in the City of Hollywood by issuing Proclamations in recognition of National Fair Housing Month.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enforces the Fair Housing Act and the other federal laws that prohibit discrimination and the intimidation of people in their homes. These laws cover virtually all housing in the United States, including private homes, apartment buildings, condominium developments, and nearly all housing transactions involving the rental and sale of housing and the provision of mortgage loans.
Equal access to rental housing and home ownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. Landlords who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability are violating federal law and HUD will vigorously pursue them.
Housing discrimination is not only illegal; it also contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. The City of Hollywood and the Department of HUD are committed to ensuring that for everyone seeking a place to live, all housing is Fair Housing.
For more information:
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc., (H.O.P.E., Inc.)
HUD Fair Housing Laws
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), like HUD, is organized in ten (10) Regions. In each region, HUD enforces fair housing laws; conducts training, outreach, and compliance monitoring; and works with state and local agencies to administer fair housing programs.
For Alabama, the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee:
Atlanta Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Five Points Plaza
40 Marietta Street, 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2806