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An Important Message on Fair Housing
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An Important Message on Fair Housing:
For nearly forty years, the official position of the City of Parma Heights on Fair Housing
is that we are a community that is open and accessible to any and all persons without
exception or exclusion.
Our first Fair Housing resolution was adopted in 1968. In 1996, the City adopted a
Fair Housing Ordinance, which strengthened the original Resolution. The Ordinance was updated in December, 2011.
The Fair Housing Ordinance has as its purpose to provide for Fair Housing throughout the city, to assure
that all persons have full and equal opportunity to consider all available housing for themselves
and their families within the city without being discriminated against on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, ancestry,handicap, familial status, national origin or military status and to promote a stable
racially integrated community.
Also, included in the Fair Housing Ordinance was the creation of a Fair Housing Review Board
to mediate any complaints of discriminatory housing practices.
Section 732.05 of the city's Fair Housing Ordinance reads, in part: "It is a violation of the Parma Heights Fair Housing Law, in connection with any housing activity, to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, handicap, familial status, national origin or military status."
PARMA HEIGHTS FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION
For information concerning Fair Housing within the City of Parma Heights, please contact:
Joseph E. Sebes, Fair Housing Administrator and Director of Community & Economic Development 440 884-9600 x32.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY INFORMATION
For information concerning Fair Housing and anti-predatory lending questions, please contact:
Housing Development Specialist, Angela Henderson at 216-443-7260
For Down Payment Assistance programs, please contact:
Housing Development Specialist, John Spotts at 216-443-7260.
If you are threatened by Foreclosure, don't give up.
For FREE counseling and help to learn how to save your home, contact ESOP. ESOP offers assistance for homeowners facing Foreclosure on their primary residence. Contact your local ESOP office for assistance.
Cuyahoga County: (216) 361-0718