2020 Fair Housing Symposium

Fair Housing Month

April is National Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act was written into law under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of religion, disability, gender, national origin, race or color, or familial status.

During the month of April, the City of Bowie’s Office of Grant Development & Administration hosts several educational activities related to the rights and obligations under the Act for tenants, landlords and others, including businesses, real estate companies, and homeowner associations.

2020 Fair Housing Presentation

Due to emergency declarations related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City’s 2020 Fair Housing presentation and supplemental resources will be made available on the City’s website on April 6, 2020. April is National Fair Housing month and the City joins the nation in this celebration of equal housing opportunities for all.

Please click the link below to access a presentation by Glendora C. Hughes, Esq., General Counsel of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights.

Fair Housing Presentation

Glendora C. Hughes is the General Counsel for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the Legal Department for the Commission.

Fair Housing Resources and Information

How to Submit a Fair Housing Complaint

Residents of Bowie and Prince George's County who believe they have been discriminated against in employment, housing, public accommodations, or state contracts because of race, color, religion or creed, sex, age, ancestry or national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (employment only), and/or familial status (housing only), may file a complaint of discrimination with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). Click here to be redirected to the MCCR page to file a complaint.

How to Avoid a Fair Housing Violation

Protected Classes Under Federal, State, and County Laws

Fair Housing Protected Classes In Prince George's County