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Fair Housing Law

Article § 29-2-101 of the Baltimore County code prohibits discrimination in the transfer or rental of a dwelling because of the person's race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

The Urban County of Baltimore County Maryland, a HUD entitlement, encompasses all communities within the County’s boundaries. The entirety of Baltimore County consists of unincorporated territory that falls under the jurisdiction of County government. This includes 29 Census-designated places in addition to less formally recognized settlements. As a condition of receiving CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds from HUD, the Urban County is charged with the responsibility of conducting its programs in compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act. The responsibility of compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act extends to nonprofit organizations and other entities, including units of local government, which receive federal funds through the Urban County.  As a condition of federal funding, all such HUD entitlements certify to HUD each year that they will conduct their entitlement programs in a non-discriminatory manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the federal Fair Housing Act.

Revised September 30, 2013

Revised April 6, 2016         


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