Fair Housing

As a component of its participation in the CDBG program, Rowan County has identified several activities to further Fair Housing in the community. One such activity is providing public notice and education of Title VIII compliance. Rowan County supports Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and its subsequent amendments and furthermore, acknowledges that discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin is prohibited.

Additional specifics regarding Title VIII compliance may be accessed at the Title VIII: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity website maintained by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Fair Housing Brochure

This brochure explains what fair housing means and lists examples of different types of discrimination.  It also explains how to file a complaint and provides a list of additional resources.  There is an English version and a Spanish version.

Fair Housing Brochure English Version (PDF)

Fair Housing Brochure Spanish Version (PDF)


Filing a Complaint

Any person(s) wishing to file a complaint (PDF) of housing discrimination in Rowan County may do so by informing the Planning Director of the facts and circumstances of the alleged discriminatory acts or practices. To schedule an advisory session or discuss the Fair Housing Act or complaint procedures, please contact:

Ed Muire, AICP, CFM
Planning and Development Director
Rowan County Planning and Development Department
402 N Main Street
Room 204
Salisbury, NC  28144

Phone: 704-216-8588
TDD: 800-735-2962

Additional Resources

NC Human Relations Commissions

1711 New Hope Church Road
Raleigh NC, 27609

Telephone: 984-236-1850
Main Fax: 984-236-1871
Civil Rights Fax 984-236-1946
Rules Fax:984-236-1947

Office Hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
(Closed for all State holidays)

LINK: https://www.oah.nc.gov/civil-rights-division/housing-discrimination

Legal Aid of North Carolina

224 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27601
P.O. Box 26087, Raleigh, NC 27611
1-866-219-LANC (5262)
Fair Housing Helpline: 1-855-797-FAIR (3247) 

To learn more:  http://www.legalaidnc.org/get-help/self-help-clinics/tenant-rights

To apply for legal aid:  https://www.legalaidnc.org/get-help/apply-phone

NC Department of Justice Consumer Protection Division

Phone: 919-716-6000
Link: https://www.ncdoj.gov/Consumer.aspx