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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The City of Marble Falls has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Fund from the Texas Department of Agriculture. The City will comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law and ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. The City of Marble Falls has established policies, plans and resolutions for the following:
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: FAIR HOUSING, IT’S THE LAW
To promote fair housing practices, the City of Marble Falls encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: 512-371-7473.
POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of Marble Falls does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs or activities. Mike Hodge, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. Date June, 1988).
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PROCEDURES FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Marble Falls does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. The City has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs. The City will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within 15 working days. The following procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if s/he wishes to file a written complaint about proposed TxCDBG activities.
1. A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to the TxCDBG project may, during regular business hours, submit such complaint or grievance, in writing to the City Manager at 800 Third St., Marble Falls, Texas 78654, or may call (830)693-3615.
2. A copy of the complaint or grievance shall be transmitted by the City Manager to the entity that is the subject of the complaint or grievance within five (5) working days after the date the complaint or grievance was received.
3. The City Manager shall complete an investigation of the complaint or grievance, if practicable, and provide a timely written answer to the person who made the complaint or grievance within fifteen (15) working days.
4. Residents not satisfied with the City Manager’s reply may appeal their comment or complaint to the City Council in writing through the City Secretary’s office at the address above.
5. Said appeal shall be placed on the City Council’s agenda at a regularly scheduled meeting within thirty (30) days after being received by the City Secretary. City Council may then take whatever action, if any is deemed necessary.
6. A copy of the above outlined comment and/or complaint procedures can be obtained at Marble Falls City Hall between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling the City Manager, at (830)693-3615.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
The City of Marble Falls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
SECTION 3 POLICY
The City of Marble Falls has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents.
Para más información de estas noticias o la ciudad en español comuníquese con Margie Cardenas por teléfono (830)693-3615.