Voices of Fair Housing: Antonio McGinnis

For #FairHousingMonth, HAAR will be profiling local REALTORS® and leaders in the industry on their FH Story. 🧡
This week, we are highlighting Antonio McGinnis, the Executive Director/CEO of the Huntsville Housing Authority. McGinnis’s goal for Fair Housing this year is to collaborate more with local lenders to ensure residents can use all sources of income that they are granted, so that families can choose where they are going to raise their children. He stresses that to protect Fair Housing, we need to have more conversations on housing, so that the community at-large is educated on updated Fair Housing practices.

“I believe landlords just don’t understand they are violating laws, so they treat people in any kind of way,” said McGinnis. “It is important to stay on top of Fair Housing rules and laws because they change all the time. ”

Huntsville Housing Authority’s mission is to develop and preserve a high standard of safe, affordable housing for qualifying individuals and families, free from discrimination. HHA believes housing is a basic need and the foundation for a successful life. HHA’s dedicated staff, along with community partners, will promote neighborhood revitalization, self-sufficiency, and assist our families in achieving long-term economic success and a sustained high quality of life.