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Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

This 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).