FAIR HOUSING: Fair Housing is a national policy of the United States, it’s the law, and it’s your right. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, along with the Louisiana Open Housing Act (La. R.S.51:2601-2614) makes discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin illegal in connection with the sale or rental of most housing and any vacant land offered for residential construction or use. Today, more than ever, America is closer to upholding the inalienable right of all citizens to live where they choose, when they choose, or for as long as they choose and can afford to do so. Yet, this year, as many as two million people who want to rent or buy a home will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap , families with children, or national origin. You can do something about housing discrimination. In addition, information concerning “The Louisiana Open Housing Act” and your rights can be obtained by contacting Louisiana Department of Justice, Public Protection Division, Post Office Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, or by calling 1-800-273-5718. Complaints may be filed locally with the Clerk of the Town, or by reporting violations to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1-200-424-8590 or the Louisiana Department of Justice at 1-888-273-5718.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: The Town of Richwood announces its participation in the State=s telephone relay service for the hearing impaired. The telephone numbers are: Information 1-800-333-0605, TDD Users 1-800-846-5277, Voice Users 1-800-947-5277. For further information you may contact the Town of Richwood at (318) 325-4328.
STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION: The Town of Richwood does hereby notify participants, beneficiaries, applicants, employees and other interested persons and groups that it does not discriminate against participants, beneficiaries, applicants, employees or unions or organizations with whom they have collective bargaining agreements, in admission or access to or treatment or employment treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs and activities. The below listed person has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development=s (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24CFR Part 8 dated June 2, 1988). Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
Ms. Bettina Woods, Clerk
Town of Richwood
2710 Martin Luther King Drive
Richwood, Louisiana 71202