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Welcome to Jasper, Texas

Welcome To JasperJasper, Texas is known far and wide as the "Jewel of the Forest". Mild winters, low cost of living, high quality of life, and abundant natural beauty make Jasper a great place to put down roots. Located in deep East Texas amid beautiful majestic pines and two beautiful lakes, Jasper is a caring community. With a population of approximately 8500 people, Jasper is the county seat of Jasper County. Jasper boasts southern charm and a small town atmosphere while offering many modern amenities.
 
Residents here enjoy a rich heritage and an outstanding quality of life. Newcomers will find a friendly, charming community with a progressive outlook on the future. Jasper residents have always known what a great place Jasper is to live, work, play, and raise a family. We invite others to come experience life at its best.
 
All year round, Jasper has something happening. Jasper will captivate your mind and your heart. You'll find many reasons to come back to Jasper... for a weekend or a lifetime.
2014 Summer Reading Program PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:52

The local Jasper Public Library will begin their Summer Reading Program on June 10th 2014. All programs will be held next door to the Library in the Jasper Fire Hall. Fizz Boom Read will be held on Tuesdays, June 10th, June 17th , June 24th and July 1st from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Jasper Public Library has joined with the Summer Meal Program to provide lunch after each program.

Come join the Library, Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, Master Gardeners, and Puppet Wise in the fun with rocks, terrariums, puppets and more! Bring a friend along.

 
Public Notice Fair Housing PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:56

Fair Housing Complaints will be heard by Judge Joe Bob Golden at our mediation center in Jasper, TX.

 
Public Notice: Fair Housing Activity Statement PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:55

Public Hearing Notice: The City Of Jasper Fair Housing Activity Statement - Texas (FHAST) Work Group Committee will be holding a public hearing to allow the public to comment on the amended statement on February 18, 2014 at 5:45pm in the Jasper City Hall, 465 South Main St, Jasper, Texas 75951.

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2012 Water Quality Report PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 May 2013 13:26

Now available for download here.

 
Booklet - FAIR HOUSING Equal Opportunity for All PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 April 2013 15:00

America, in every way, represents equality of opportunity for all persons. The rich diversity of its citizens and the spirit of unity that binds us all symbolize the principles of freedom and justice upon which this nation was founded. That is why it is extremely disturbing when new immigrants, minorities, families with children, and persons with disabilities are denied the housing of their choice because of illegal discrimination. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enforces the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination and the intimidation of people in their homes, apartment buildings, and condominium developments – in nearly all housing transactions, including the rental and sale of housing and the provision of mortgage loans. Equal access to rental housing and homeownership opportunities is the cornerstone of this nation’s federal housing policy. Housing providers who refuse to rent or sell homes to people based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability are violating federal law, and HUD will vigorously pursue enforcement actions against them. Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. HUD is committed to ensuring that everyone is treated equally when searching for a place to call home

Download the PDF version here.

 
Booklet - Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:08

Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination? Fair Housing is Your Right!  If you have been denied your housing rights...you may have experienced unlawful discrimination.   How Do You Recognize Housing Discrimination? Under the Fair Housing Act, it is Against the Law to: Refuse to rent to you or sell you housing. Tell you housing is unavailable when in fact it is available. Show you apartments or homes only in certain neighborhoods. Set different terms, conditions, or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling. Provide different housing services or facilities. Advertise housing to preferred groups of people onlyRefuse to provide you with information regarding mortgage loans, deny you a mortgage loan, or impose different terms or conditions on a mortgage loan.Deny you property insurance. Conduct property appraisals in a discriminatory manner. Refuse to make reasonable accomodations for persons with a disability if the accommodation may be necessary to afford suchperson a reasonable and equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.Fail to design and construct housing in an accessible manner. Harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting someone else with his/her fair housing rights.              Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.                                                        To file a form electronically, visit: www.hud.gov.                                                                                                          Booklet and Forms are also located at Jasper City Hall located at 465 South Main Street, Jasper TX 75951.        

 
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