Prince George’s County Council members Mel Franklin (D-At Massive), Sydney Harrison (D-District 9) and Calvin Hawkins (D-At Massive) are supporting laws banning house appraisal bias.
The Actual Property Appraisal Ban of 2023 would prohibit actual property appraisers from contemplating race, ethnicity, shade, faith, intercourse, gender id, age, incapacity, familial standing or nationwide origin of their actual property appraisal evaluation. Plus, the invoice directs the county’s Workplace of Human Rights to have interaction in a public consciousness marketing campaign by January 2024 to tell concerning the ban and the way residents can file a declare.
“The actual property appraisal neighborhood must take this significantly and turn out to be extra aware of any hidden racial bias getting into into the appraisal course of,” Franklin mentioned. “We’re sending a message that unlawful discrimination gained’t be tolerated in Prince George’s County, and there’s a value to be paid for it.”
Violators might face a $10,000 fantastic.
A public listening to is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.