RFP - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program2011-2012 Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Mediation Services
C.Definition of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act) formally establishedpolicies to provide for fair housing and prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental,and financing of housing, or in any way making unavailable or denying adwelling to any person based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, expands the coverage of Title VIIIto prohibit discriminatory practices based on handicap (disability), age, or familial status [including children under the age of eighteen (18) living withparents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of eighteen (18)]; provides administrative enforcementprocedures for discrimination cases that cannot be resolved informally; providesfor monetary penalties in cases where housing discrimination is found, andcreated design and construction requirements to allow for handicappedaccessibility for certain new multifamily dwellings occupied after March 31,1991.HUD’s Fair Housing Planning Guide provides this interpretation:
Update (as needed) an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing ChoiceStudy (AI) within the jurisdiction.
Take actions to overcome the effects of any impediments to fair housingchoice.3.Promote fair housing choice for all persons.
Provide opportunities for racially and ethnically inclusive patterns of housing occupancy.5.Promote housing that is physically accessible to and usable by, allpersons, and particularly persons with disabilities.6.Foster compliance with the nondiscrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act.The County’s Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Mediation Program will be operatedand administered in a manner consistent with this definition.
II.PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTSA.Period of Contract
The term of the Contract(s) for Fair Housing Services and Tenant/LandlordMediation Services shall be for three (3) years, beginning July 1, 2011, andending June 30, 2014, unless terminated earlier as provided in this section.1.The County reserves the right to negotiate an extension of the Contractperiod, in one (1) year increments, for two (2) additional years, solelywithin its discretion.
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