The City of Marysville is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides a platform to affirmatively further fair housing, and partner with other programs and local organizations that promote self-sufficiency, to help residents strive toward meeting their basic needs, and reduce barriers to fair housing.
A report was conducted for Snohomish County that identifies barriers to fair housing in our community. The report, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI, includes a recommended five-year Fair Housing Action Plan to help address these barriers and improve access to housing.
The Fair Housing Act and Washington State Fair Housing Law - Washington Law Against Discrimination
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
Race or Color
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discriminatory practices in the sale of housing, rental of housing, and mortgage lending. The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members. The law applies to both Renters and Homebuyers and Landlords and Housing providers.