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 usually 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. Due to emergency declarations related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), these presentations and supplemental resources are provided here, rather than in person.  

2020 Fair Housing Presentation Series

The City joins the nation in celebrating equal housing opportunities for all every month of the year. 

June 2020 Fair Housing Presentation - Implicit Bias

This presentation by Dr. Kris Marsh took place on June 29 by Zoom. 

Please click here or on the link above to view a slide show of the presentation. Please click here to view introductory remarks from Office of Grant Development and Administration, Jesse Buggs.

Dr. Kris Marsh received her PhD from the University of Southern California in 2005. She was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina before joining the faculty of the University of Maryland, where she has been tenured since 2014. Dr. Marsh’s general areas of expertise are the Black middle class, demography, racial residential segregation, and education.

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​Implicit Bias Resources

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April 2020 Fair Housing Presentation

Please click the title above to view a presentation by Glendora C. Hughes, Esq., General Counsel of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. 

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. 

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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