Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission is a quasi‐judicial, regulatory, enforcement agency that works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce federal and state fair housing and fair lending laws.
With Act 1785 of 2001, the Arkansas Legislature declared that, "the opportunity to obtain housing and other real estate without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status… is recognized and declared to be a civil right." The Arkansas General Assembly further recognized that, "the right to seek housing underlies the general public's ability to secure health, safety and welfare; and seeks with this act to protect the public's access to fair housing."
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity administers federal laws and establishes national policies that ensure that all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity implements and enforces the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.