The Town of Marlinton is proud to declare April as fair housing month and to promote fair and equitable housing in and around the community. The Town prides itself on being an open and diverse community, respecting the rights established by our great nation’s constitution by providing equal opportunities and fair treatment for all citizens regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. As part of the Town’s inherent principles, the promotion of Fair Housing Month has become an ongoing tradition.

America, in every way, represents equality of opportunity for all persons. The rich diversity of its citizens and the spirit of unity that binds us all symbolize the principles of freedom and justice upon which this nation was founded. That is exactly why it is extremely disturbing when new immigrants, minorities, families with children, and persons with disabilities are denied the housing of their choice because of illegal discrimination.

Equal access to rental housing and home ownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. Housing providers who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability are violating federal law, and HUD will vigorously pursue enforcement actions against them.

Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. HUD is committed to ensuring that everyone is treated equally when searching for a place to call home.

If you feel you may be a victim of fair housing discrimination please contact the Fair Housing Division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1-800-669-9777, or visit www.reg4wv.org for more information.

The Town of Marlinton is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. The Town of Marlinton is making available this information on fair housing. Brochures and other publications regarding fair housing are available at: Town of Marlinton, Town Hall, 709 Second Avenue, Marlinton, West Virginia.