THE ARKANSAS FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION 

The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC) is a quasiā€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 throughout the state. 

The only state civil rights enforcement Agency in Arkansas, AFHC's mission is to promote equal housing access and eliminate barriers to integrated communities within Arkansas and to provide a statewide education outreach program to ensure access to fair housing information to providers, lenders, and the public at-large.

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."

AFHC was created as part of the State's effort to safeguard that right and serves as a venue to redress the public's interest in ensuring accessible housing on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability and familial status.  



U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers federal laws and establishes national policies that ensure that all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.

HUD FHEO works in partnership with AFHC to enforce fair housing and fair lending laws in Arkansas.  

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.

    
    

Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
Carol Johnson
, J.D., M.A.
Executive Director 
101 E. Capitol Avenue, Ste. 212
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3247
Toll Free Number: 1-800-340-9108