Public Comments Welcome on Amended Broward County Human Rights Act
Proposal Mandates Written Notices for Homebuyers and Renters
DATE: August 26, 2013
CONTACT: Kimberly Maroe
Public Information Manager
Broward County Commission
PHONE: 954-357-8053

CORRECTION: Date for Public Hearing has been changed to September 10 at 2 p.m.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 10 prior to voting on a proposed ordinance amending the Broward County Human Rights Act.  The proposal would require boards such as condominium, homeowners and cooperative associations to provide written notice regarding the status of an application to rent or purchase a dwelling.  If the application is denied, the proposed ordinance would require written notice stating the reasons for denial. The proposed ordinance change is sponsored by Commissioners Dale V.C. Holness and Lois Wexler.

Public comment will be heard on September 10 at 2:00 pm at the Governmental Center, Room 422, 115 So. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. 

The Broward County Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, pregnancy and gender expression or identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.  It also prohibits reprisals against those who have filed charges or spoken out against an unlawful discriminatory practice.


UPDATE 8/26/13: The Public Hearing date has been changed to September 10 from the original date of August 27.


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