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Fair Housing & Housing Discrimination

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).

If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint.

Discrimination complaints can be made to:

For Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas:

Fort Worth Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
801 Cherry Street, Unit #45
Suite 2500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 978-5900
1-800-669-9777
TTY (817) 978-5595
http://www.hud.gov

 

Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
101 E. Capitol Avenue, Suite 212
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-3247
(800) 340-9108
(501) 682-3271 Fax
http://www.fairhousing.arkansas.gov

 

Fair Housing Complaint Form (click here to download)


Reporting Fraud

VBHA is committed to protecting the integrity of the federal programs it administers. If you have reason to believe that any fraudulent activity is taking place in connection with the VBHA, report the matter promptly.

There are four ways to report suspected fraudulent activity.

1. Mail:  Van Buren Housing Authority
             1701 Chestnut Street
             Van Buren, Arkansas 72956

2. Phone: (479) 474-6901

3. Fax: (479) 474-7084

4. Email (click here)

VBHA will follow up on all reports of program violations.

To process the suspected fraudulent activity, please provide as much information as possible regarding the person(s) you are reporting and the nature of the violation. The more information that is reported, the better chance there is of determining if fraudulent activity has taken place. Without sufficient information, we will be unable to investigate the suspected activity.

Remember, the information you provide VBHA is strictly confidential. Due to the federal regulations, VBHA cannot comment on actions taken after your allegation is reported. It is not possible to obtain the status of the investigation. However, we assure you that all allegations will be reviewed to determine whether or not fraud is taking place and the proper penalties will be issued if fraudulent activity is discovered. We encourage and appreciate your support in this matter.

 
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We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY).