Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 05 - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Subtitle 04 - SPECIAL LOAN PROGRAMS
Chapter 05.04.01 - Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program - Regular Rehabilitation Program
05.04.01.19 - Nondiscrimination; Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

Universal Citation: MD Code Reg 05.04.01.19

05.04.01.19. Nondiscrimination; Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

A. A sponsor, nonprofit sponsor, contractor, local administrator, or subcontractor may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or age, except with regard to age as permitted under the federal Housing for Older Persons Act, as amended from time to time, or other similar federal laws, in any aspect of the Program, or in any aspect of employment by any sponsor, nonprofit sponsor, contractor, local administrator, or subcontractor in connection with any property financed or assisted under the Program.

B. Each sponsor, nonprofit sponsor, contractor, local administrator, and subcontractor shall comply with all applicable federal, State, and local laws and Department policies and programs regarding discrimination and equal opportunity in employment, housing, and credit practices, and drug and alcohol free workplaces, including:

(1) Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended;

(2) Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended;

(3) The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, as amended;

(4) The Department's Minority Business Enterprise Program, as amended;

(5) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended;

(6) State Government Article, Title 20, Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended; and

(7) Executive Order 01.01.1989.18, Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, and any Department or State regulations adopted or to be adopted to carry out the requirements of that Order.

C. Covenants implementing the requirements of this regulation, including affirmative action measures, shall be included in appropriate agreements between the Department and other parties.

(Regulations .19 adopted effective July 22, 1991 (18:14 Md. R. 1609)
Regulations .19 amended effective November 9, 1992 (19:22 Md. R. 1986)
Regulation .19A amended effective February 22, 1999 (26:4 Md. R. 272)
Regulation .19 amended effective 42:5 Md. R. 485, eff. 3/16/2015)
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