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Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice examines whether all residents or potential residents of Montgomery County share equal access to housing under the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. This report identifies impediments, discusses progress made in addressing such impediments and puts forth recommendations for affirmatively furthering fair housing choice in the future.

The Interagency Fair Housing Coordinating Group (IFHCG) was established in 1987 by Chapter 27, Section 27-26B of the Montgomery County Code to facilitate and promote the County's efforts to prevent discrimination in housing. The Group holds monthly meetings that support this commitment to the principles and practices of fair housing and equal opportunity in Montgomery County. Its membership is comprised of representatives mandated by the Code from local public agencies and commissions as well as from the private sector. These meetings are also open to the public for those with an interest in fair housing issues.

You can find more information about fair housing activities at Montgomery County's Office of Human Rights (OHR).

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice has been updated and the DRAFT is available for review and comment from April 14, 2015 through May 13, 2015. Hard copies of the draft can be reviewed at DHCA during normal business hours: 100 Maryland Avenue, Fourth Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850. They may also be reviewed at the Silver Spring Regional Center, and the Rockville, Germantown, Bethesda, and Wheaton libraries. Note: The Analysis comprises Appendix 3 of the DRAFT Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development  (Con Plan page), so please ask to see that document. Written statements may be submitted until 4:30 p.m., May 13, 2015 and should be addressed to: 

Clarence J. Snuggs, Director
Department of Housing & Community Affairs
100 Maryland Avenue, Fourth Floor
Rockville, Maryland  20850
Telephone: 311; TTY number (for the
hearing impaired) is 240-773-3556

Emailed comments will also be accepted. Please call or email Cathy Mahmud, Senior Planning Specialist, for questions regarding the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice - (240) 777-3669 or to submit your comments. Our TTY number (for the hearing impaired) is 240 773-3556.