2018 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 7 - Particular Proceedings and Remedies
Chapter 123 - Civil Rights
Subchapter 3 - Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
§ 16-123-317. Complaint

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-123-317 (2018)
  • (a) The Director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission shall investigate any discriminatory housing practices alleged in a complaint filed under this section.

  • (b) A complaint shall be:

    • (1) In writing and under oath; and

    • (2) In the form specified and standardized by this subchapter and the regulations promulgated by the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, which shall not require that the complaint be notarized.

  • (c) An aggrieved person shall not file later than one (1) year after an alleged discriminatory housing practice has occurred or terminated a complaint with the commission alleging the discriminatory housing practice.

  • (d) Not later than one (1) year after an alleged discriminatory housing practice has occurred or terminated, the commission may file its own complaint.

  • (e) A complaint may be reasonably and fairly amended at any time.

  • (f) On the filing of a complaint, the director shall:

    • (1) Give the aggrieved person notice that the complaint has been received;

    • (2) Advise the aggrieved person of the time limits and choice of forums under this subchapter; and

    • (3) Not later than the tenth day after the filing of the complaint or after the identification of an additional respondent under § 16-123-320, provide each respondent:

      • (A) Notice identifying the alleged discriminatory housing practice and advising the respondent of the procedural rights and obligations of a respondent under this subchapter; and

      • (B) A copy of the original complaint.

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