That's the vision, but how can we make it a reality? The City of Independence is committed to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing means taking meaningful actions to address significant disparities in housing needs and access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws.
MARC has worked with the City to gather data, analyze and present required plan elements:
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discriminatory practices based upon race or color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability in the sale of housing, rental of housing, and mortgage lending.
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.
Facing Mortgage Foreclosure? There are options! Visit a local group's website dedicated to providing Foreclosure Prevention information and services at: www.kcforeclosurehelp.org