Public Notice on Fair Housing

Public Notice on Fair Housing
January 12, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE
City of Belton
Fair Housing, It’s the Law
To promote fair housing practices, the City of Belton 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 Development's toll-free hotline at 1-800-669-9777.

POLICY STATEMENT ON PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
The City of Belton announces that it has adopted a policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement personnel within its jurisdiction against an individual engaged in non-violent civil rights demonstrations. This policy is in compliance with Section 519 of Public Law 101-44, 1990 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act.

COMPLAINT AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
The City of Belton 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 she or he wishes to file a written complaint about proposed TX CDBG activity. The City of Belton 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 City of Belton, 333 Water Street, Belton, TX 76513-0120 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, through the mail, or by calling the City Manager at (254) 933-5819.

POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS
The City of Belton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. The City Manager of the City of Belton, 333 Water Street, Belton, TX 76513-0120, (254) 933-5819, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8 dated June 2, 1988).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The City of Belton does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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