Carol Johnson

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Carol Johnson

Executive Director, Arkansas Fair Housing Commission

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Biography

Carol Johnson, J.D., M.A., is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC), the only state agency specifically charged with protecting the civil rights of Arkansans. The Commission is a quasi-judicial, regulatory, enforcement agency which with receives, investigates and otherwise resolves fair housing/fair lending complaints within the State of Arkansas.

The Arkansas Legislature established the Commission by Act 1785 of 2001, and delegated to the agency regulatory authority to enforce fair housing/fair lending laws within the State of Arkansas. The Commission works in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce state and federal fair housing and fair lending laws. The Arkansas Fair Housing Act of 2001, as amended in 2003, provides substantially equivalent protections to the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended.

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