It is the policy of the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission to fully comply with all Federal, State and local nondiscrimination laws; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission shall affirmatively further fair housing in the administration of its public housing program.
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission's programs. No inquiries shall be made about a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission may inquire about a person's sex in order to determine the number of bedrooms a household may be eligible for under the occupancy standards or to accurately complete HUD's 50058. The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission will keep records of all complaints, investigations, notices and corrective actions for three years.
To further its commitment to full compliance with applicable Civil Rights laws, the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission will provide Federal/State/local information to applicants/tenants of the Public Housing Program regarding discrimination and any recourse available to them if they believe they may be victims of discrimination. All applicable Fair Housing Information and Discrimination Complaint Forms will be made available at the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission office. In addition, written information and advertisements will contain the appropriate Equal Opportunity language and logo.
The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission will assist any family that believes they have suffered illegal discrimination by providing the family with copies of the appropriate housing discrimination forms. The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission will also assist them in completing the forms if requested, and will provide them with the address of the nearest HUD office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.