Housing Initiatives

  1. Fair Housing
  2. Housing Strategy

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.  

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

More information on Housing Discrimination under the Fair Housing Act can be found by visiting HUD's Website.

The City of Everett works to meet the standards set forth and upheld by the Fair Housing Act in all efforts of housing. With every new Consolidated Plan, the City updates the Housing Strategy and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing report. These reports help to guide the City on barriers of access, priorities for funding, and areas for improvement of access to housing. 

A copy of the most recent Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing can be found here

In 2019, the City will be working to update the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing report. Should you have any questions, please contact Community Development staff to speak more about the current efforts for this item.