The federal Fair Housing Act prevents people from being discriminated against in securing housing. Its protections extend to ownership and rental activities, and housing assistance programs. The District of Columbia (DC) is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to consistently strive to remove impediments to achieving fair housing.

The C100 advocates for aggressive enforcement of the Fair Housing Act by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and effective implementation of housing programs designed to further the Fair Housing Act in DC. An overview of the Fair Housing Act can be found on the HUD website.


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Fair Housing Act and Racial Equity


C100 Testimony DC Council Oversight Hearing For DHCD

Nancy MacWood

Focus on DHCD's data gap on beneficiaries of low income housing programs by race, ethnicity, age, and gender; and DHCD's inaccurate or vague reporting to HUD on its efforts to address Fair Housing Impediments.

Date added: February 14, 2024

C100 Comments On Mayor's Office Of Racial Equity Guide

Meg Maguire

Comments submitted to the Mayor's Office of Racial Equity (ORE) on the ORE's draft Meaningful Community Engagement Resource Guide.

Date added: November 12, 2021