Fair Housing

Housing discrimination is illegal. Fair housing is a right protected by federal and state laws. Fair housing means you may freely choose a place to live without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or because you are disabled or have children in your family. 

Recognizing Discrimination
Your fair housing rights are violated when you are prevented from doing the following because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or family status:
  • Viewing or renting an apartment
  • Viewing or purchasing a home
  • Applying for or securing a home loan
  • Purchasing homeowners or renters insurance
What To Do
Keep a record of any meetings and phone calls with the landlord, property manager, real estate agent, loan officer or insurance agent. Include the person's name, title, the meeting date and time.
  • Write down what happened and what was said by all participants. Save all receipts, applications, leases, business cards, brochures, or other documents you were given.
  • Call the local Fair Housing Program.
  • Click on a button below for the corresponding forms regarding your situation.