Federal, local, and state laws prohibit housing discrimination. The Federal Fair Housing Act, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act all provide protection from housing discrimination. Whether you are a homeseeker, a landlord, or a realtor, it's important for you to know your rights and responsibilities under Fair Housing Laws. If you believe you have been discrimintated against in housing or you want more information on following fair housing laws, please contact the Office of Human Rights.
Fair Housing Resources:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
|The Federal Fair Housing Act
Fair Housing Month
Every April we come together as a community to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and strengthen our commitment to end housing discrimination in our communities.
Disability Rights in Housing
Regardless of whether you live in private or public housing, Federal laws provide housing rights to persons with disabilities.