Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing 

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and familial status.  The Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) of 1974, as amended, requires that recipients certify prior to receiving CDBG funds that they will implement activities that will affirmatively further fair housing



Every grantee needs to complete a Fair Housing Plan, using CI’s template. View grantee Fair Housing Contacts here.

Grantees with populations of 10,000 or more need to complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study (AI). A suggested AI outline is provided by HUD.  Available grantee AI studies are posted here.

Please note that there is no prior approval of the above documents by Compliance Staff. However, if technical assistance is needed, please email

As part of Fair Housing and Section 504 compliance, grantees need to have a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)/ Teletypewriter (TTY) number in all public outreach materials to make the grant program accessible to those with speech, visual, and hearing impairments. Please contact the NC Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or Relay NC for more information about these services.     


Discrimination Complaints

Visit the NC Human Relations Commission to file a discrimination complaint
Visit HUD's website to file a discrimination complaint 
Visit the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to file a discrimination complaint 

The NC Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina is funded by a HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grant.  The Fair Housing Project of NC is available to provide information concerning a person’s rights under the Federal Fair Housing Act. When necessary, staff can also assist victims of housing discrimination in filing a complaint with HUD or other appropriate administrative or judicial bodies. For more information, or if you believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination, call the FHP’s toll-free number: 1-855-797-FAIR (3247).


For fair housing workshops offered by North Carolina's Fair Housing Project, visit the NC Housing Coalition events page.  In October 2011, HUD awarded a Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) grant to combat housing discrimination in North Carolina.  Please visit the NC Housing Coalition for information on annual affordable housing conferences.  

If your organization is holding a fair housing event, please send an email to with information about the event.



HUD Fair Housing Planning Guide 
Sample Outreach Activities (Excerpt from Implementation Notebook)
List of Links and Resources (e.g. advocacy organizations, posters, and websites) Updated 5/2012

More documents are below in pdf format.

 EPA Lead Poisoning
 HUD DOJ Reasonable Accommodation Memo
 HUD Fair Housing Advertising Guidance
 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Prosecutorial Discretion
 NCHRC Fair Housing is the Law Pamphlet English/ Spanish
 NCHRC Fair Housing Poster English / Spanish
 NCHRC Community Relations Unit Pamphlet
 NCHRC Fair Housing Pamphlet
 Campaign for Housing Carolina Pamphlet
 NC Fair Housing Project - Fair Housing Rights Brochure English / Spanish 
 NC Fair Housing Project- Rights for People with Disabilities Brochure English / Spanish
 NC Fair Housing Project- Housing Discrimination and the Rights of Persons with HIV & AIDS Brochure English / Spanish


Visit our Training and Workshops page for various presentations and workshops opportunities. For grantees needing technical assistance or more information, please email

If any of the links above are not working, please email


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