The Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, declares that it is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States. The Act prohibits, among other things, discrimination in the sale, rental, and finance of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability.
The City of Salisbury is committed to affirmatively furthering the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act within its jurisdiction. As a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) program participant, the City is committed to take meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation and unequal treatment, reduce racial or ethnic concentrations of poverty, achieve truly balanced and integrated living patterns, promote fair housing choice and access to opportunity, and foster inclusive communities where housing is available regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability, thereby expanding economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life.
On December 5, 2018, Salisbury City Council passed a Resolution of Intent establishing the Fair Housing Committee to be made up of four (4) members of the Human Relations Council; four (4) members of Housing Advocacy Commission; the Salisbury Community Development Corporation Program Director or designee; and seven (7) at-large members with demonstrated interest or experience related to fair housing to be appointed by City Council. It is the intent of City Council that the committee be representative of the community and that it maintains a fair and balanced diversity of perspectives. All members must reside or be employed within the jurisdiction of the City of Salisbury.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
Public Hearing and 30-day Comment Period
The Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice is a process that recipients of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), such as states, local governments, and public housing agencies, undertake as part of their obligation to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) under the Fair Housing Act.
The City of Salisbury invites residents to attend a public hearing during the City Council meeting scheduled for June 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall at 217 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144 to provide comments on the draft Analysis of Impediments. Comments can also be provided during an open public comment period which will begin on May 27 and conclude on June 25.
Citizens may send written comments to: Anne Little, City of Salisbury, P.O. Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145-0479, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (704)-638-5218. Citizens may also send written comments to: Kyle Harris, City of Salisbury, P.O. Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145-0479, or by email email@example.com or phone (704)-638-5324.
Download Analysis of Impediments Draft (large size pdf)
Hard copies will also be available at the following locations: Salisbury City Hall, 217 South Main Street; Salisbury City Office Building, 132 North Main Street; West End Business & Community Center, 1400 West Bank Street; Rowan Public Library, 2nd Floor Reference Desk, 201 West Fisher Street; Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, 1300 West Bank Street; Salisbury Civic Center, 315 South MLK Jr. Avenue; City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive. Requests for printed copies should be sent to Anne Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.