Fair Housing

​​​​​Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation does business in accordance with the federal fair housing law and Section 504 program accessibility requirements. The department complies with the Fair Housing Act and provides reasonable accommodations an​​​d modifications to persons with disabilities. Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity in admission or access to its programs.

We can also provide assistance in filing complaint forms. 

 Fair Housing Act

​Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.

 Americans with Disabilities Act

​The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most comprehensive civil rights legislation adopted to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Public and private businesses, state and local government agencies, private entities offering public accommodations, and services, transportation and utilities are required to comply with the law.​  Visit ADA.gov​ for more information or click this link for highlights of Title II.

 Section 504

​Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This coverage extends to all aspects of the program administration and implementation.

​Visit HUD's Section 504 One-Stop web site for more information.
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 Fair Housing Handbook