2014-04-02 / Legals

Willacy County Fair Housing Public Service Announcement Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the County of Willacy encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments toll-free hotline at 1- 800-669-9777.

Notices of Non-discrimination

Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Status

The County of Willacy does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities. County Judge. 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 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement-Citizen Compliant Procedures

The County of Willacy does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

The County of Willacy has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if s/he wishes to file a written complaint about proposed TxCDBG activities. The County will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within ten (10) working days. Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the County Judge's office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling the County Judge at 956-689-3393.

1. A person who has a complaint about the services funded or to be funded by a grant
administrated by the County may submit such comment or complaint in writing to the County
Judge at Willacy County Courthouse, 576 West Main Street, Raymondville, Texas 78580.
2. The County Judge or appointee shall conduct an investigation into same and report the
findings to the County Commissioners' Court.
3. The County Commissioners' Court shall notify the complainant, in writing, of the findings
of any investigation conducted within ten (10) working days after being presented in a
regularly scheduled meeting of the Commissioners' Court, and what action, if any, is deemed
4. A copy of the above outlined comment and or compliant procedures can be obtained at the
County Judge's Office at Willacy County Courthouse 576 West Main Street, Raymondville,
Texas 78580 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday (except

Citizens may request procedures be mailed to them by calling the County Judge at 956-689- 3393.

Section 3 Policy

Willacy County has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the County strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and or a low to verylow income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that owns at least 51 percent or more of the business or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents.

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