Fair Housing Commission

Meetings

  • 3 pm
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Jury Room
    1st floor of City Hall

Members

  • Ivan Redinger, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires January 31, 2022
  • Ernie Schott, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Angelina Moody, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2023
  • Henry Renfro, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Angenita Daniels, Mayor Appointee
    Term Expires May 31, 2021
  • Thomas M. Bernabei, Mayor
    No Expiration
  • Fonda Williams, Compliance Director
    No Expiration

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. The Commission appoints an executive director to be the principal administrative officer.

Membership Requirements

Members must be residents of the city or be employed or have their principal place of business within the city. The Mayor serves as an ex-officio member.

Of the nine members:

  • Not more than five may be of the same political party.
  • Not more than three may be from each of the following categories:
  • Real estate sales industry
  • Construction industry
  • Lending institutions
  • Building and trade unions
  • Insurance agencies or companies

Purpose/Duties

The Fair Housing Commission receives and investigates charges of housing discrimination. If the Commission determines a respondent has engaged in, or is engaging in any unlawful discriminatory housing practice, the Commission shall issue an order requiring the respondent to cease and desist from such unlawful practice. The Commission may order relief including compensation in money for economic losses or damage shown to have been incurred and a monetary civil penalty. Not less than once per year, the Commission submits to the Mayor and Council reports and recommendations describing the investigations, proceedings, and hearings it has conducted. The Commission conducts educational and other public relations programs to promote the equal rights and opportunities of all persons in matters related to housing accommodations, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or ancestry and to eliminate the prejudice and ignorance which result in housing discrimination.

Term Length

Five years

Compensation

Members serve without compensation.

Authorization

City Ordinance 515.May, 2009