The federal government offers protections against discrimination in housing to several classes of persons including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. Examples of housing discrimination include but are not limited to, renting, buying/selling, lending, and procuring homeowners' insurance.
Moore County's Community Development program has a commitment to furthering federal Fair Housing goals by ensuring that allegations of discriminatory practices in housing are not ignored. Those who believe they are victims of discriminatory housing practices have a number of options. They can:
Call the federal Office of Fair Housing 800-669-9777 (voice) or 800-972-9275 (TTY)
File a complaint online with the federal Office of Fair Housing
File a complaint with a state Fair Housing officer at the Human Relations Commission at 866-324-7474 or on their website
Visit Moore County Planning Department at 1048 Carriage Oaks Drive in Carthage or call 910-947-5010
(Information provided by Tim Emmert, Planning Supervisor)