FAIR HOUSING NOTICE
It is the policy of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners to promote, through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing of such person's choice in the unincorporated area of the county without regard to race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, familial status, marital status, handicap or age, and that, to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing by any person.
The County Coordinator is authorized to implement the Madison County fair housing policy, as contained in Ordinance Number 92-44, as it may be amended, in accordance with state and federal laws. This ordinance is available for public inspection at the Board of County Commissioner’s Office, 2nd Floor, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW. Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32341, during normal business hours Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
A written complaint of any local fair housing discrimination should be made to the County Coordinator, P.O. Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341. The written complaint must be received within 45 days of the alleged occurrence. An investigation will be conducted within 30 days of receipt of the complaint and a determination of probable cause will be generated. If there is cause to believe discrimination took place, the County Coordinator will attempt to conciliate the parties.
Any aggrieved person may also file a fair housing discrimination complaint with the following State and/or Federal agencies:
Florida Commission on Human Relations
325 John Knox Road, Bldg. F., Suite 240
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4149
Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-342-8170
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-424-8590
For further information, or to register a fair housing complaint, please contact Allen Cherry, Madison County Coordinator/Fair Housing Administrator, at 850/973-3179.
Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency