HUD defines fair housing choice as the ability of persons of similar incomes to have available to them the same housing choices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability familial status or national origin. 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 City of Richland has developed the following programs to provide housing assistance and meet other community needs of Richland residents:
- Down Payment Assistance
- Provides home ownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income, first-time home buyers.
- Owner Occupied Rehab Program (PDF)
- Provides rehabilitation loans for low to moderate-income owner-occupants of single-family residential properties within Richland. Funding is limited and on a first come, first served eligible borrower basis. The City reserves the right to create and maintain a waiting list for eligible applicants.
|Protect Your Family - English (PDF)||Protect Your Family - Spanish (PDF)|
|Fair Housing - English (PDF)||Fair Housing - Spanish (PDF)|
|Renovate Right Brochure - English (PDF)||Renovate Right Brochure - Spanish (PDF)|
|Kennewick Housing Authority (Web Link)||HOME Rental Compliance (PDF)|
- Consumer Information: Educate yourself about first-time home buying pitfalls and safe lending practices.
- Green Living: Learn about living green in the City of Richland