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Public Notice Concerning Fair Housing

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On January 7, 1988, the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida adopted Ordinance No. 88-1, which established the policy of the County to promote equal opportunity to obtain adequate housing by all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, place of birth, physical handicap or national origin. On February 17, 1994, the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida adopted an Ordinance No. 94-3 amending Ordinance No. 88-1 to add familial status as a protected class from discrimination in the sale or rental of housing.

These ordinances are available for public inspection at the Office of the County Manager, County Administrative Offices located at 135 Northeast Hernando Street, Lake City, Florida Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Any aggrieved person may file a complaint of a housing discrimination act with the:

Florida Commission on Human Relations 325 John Knox Road, Bldg. F, Suite 240 Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4149 Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-342-8170


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20410 Toll-free Telephone: 1-800-669-9777

To request information or assistance locally, you may contact the County Manager, at the County Administrative Offices or telephone (386) 755-4100.


For questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact David Kraus, County Manager at the County Administrative Offices or by telephone at 386-758-1005, who serves as the Coordinator for Fair Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity and the Section 504/ Americans with Disabilities Act.