Under the 1983 Amendment to the Housing and Community Development Act, recipients of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds must implement activities to affirmatively further fair housing.
The City of Morganton will undertake a number of activities and thereby comply with Title VIII, Civil Rights Act of 1968 to affirmatively further fair housing in a manner described in City of Morganton' Plan to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce also requires municipalities that operate CDBG and HOME projects to implement a method of receiving and resolving complaints as a result of violations of Title VIII.
By publishing this notice, the City of Morganton clearly informs the City's citizens that the Department of Development and Design will both receive and work to resolve complaints that arise as a result of Title VIII. Furthermore, this effort will extend to all persons, agencies or businesses in the City.
All interested persons, agencies or businesses may receive additional information concerning the legal authority for federal fair housing activity which includes Title VI- the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII – the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the North Carolina State Fair Housing Law – Chapter 41A by contacting the City of Morganton Department of Development and Design Administrator at (828) 438-5259, TDD# 1-800-735-2962.