Fair Housing 

The Section 8 Program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1981, the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983, the technical amendments of 1984 and the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987. Administration of the housing programs, and the functions of the Housing & Community Development staff, shall be in compliance with the Personnel Policy of Housing & Community Development and local government, as well as the Equal Opportunity Plan. All Federal, State and local housing laws will comply with Fair Housing regulations.


It is the policy of Housing & Community Development to comply fully with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws, and to operate in accordance with the rules and regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in Housing employment. Specifically, Housing & Community Development shall not discriminate on account of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, handicap or disability, deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under HUD's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, within the requirements of the HUD regulations.

Harford County is a member of the Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Group and is currently working with five local jurisdictions and five public housing authorities to create a new Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI.

Harford County will be conducting a public hearing on the AI process on May 7, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) located at 15 South Main Street in Bel Air. Harford County is seeking input from county residents and citizens are encouraged to attend this hearing or submit comments in writing to OCED by June 15, 2019.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Regional AI process can visit the Baltimore Metropolitan Council website for additional information and upcoming hearings: HERE