Pursuant to a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Fair Housing Unit (FHU) was established to enforce the fair housing laws. It currently serves Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Bradford counties. There are no income requirements for Fair Housing Unit clients. The JALA Fair Housing Unit is committed to zealously advocate on behalf of victims of housing discrimination and has a three-fold approach to accomplish this mission:
Education: The FHU educates housing consumers to recognize and report housing discrimination. If your group would like to receive a fair housing presentation, please call the hotline.
Investigation: The FHU conducts ongoing research and monitoring efforts to determine the nature and extent of housing discrimination being practiced in our community.*
Enforcement: The FHU may negotiate a settlement, represent a client in state or federal court, help file a case with a government agency, and/or advocate for the client throughout the process.
If you are interested in assisting the FHU with these efforts, please call our hotline for more information at (904) 356-8371 ext. 275.