The Commission has a two-fold mission to enforce state and federal fair housing/fair lending laws and to educate the public on fair housing laws, rules and regulations.
To accomplish that mission, the Commission:
- Receives, investigates, conciliates and/or resolves complaints alleging violations of the Arkansas Fair Housing Act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18) and disability;
- Cooperates with and provides technical assistance to federal, state, local and other public or private entities that are formulating or operating programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; and
- Provides education and outreach services to prevent discriminatory housing practices.