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Fair Housing Educational Guide
An educational guide for identifying, reporting and preventing housing discrimination.
To ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status, handicap, age, ancestry and use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.
Analysis of Impediments
Know your rights under federal and state laws regarding discrimination. Impediments are discriminatory actions taken which restrict one’s access to housing.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice:
Laws & Rights
Learn more about federal and state Fair Housing laws.
Affordable Housing Options
According to HUD, households paying in excess of 30% of their household income towards housing costs (renter or owner) are said to be cost burdened. Know what assistance programs are out there for housing affordability, temporary shelter, utilities, and weatherization.
Home repair and maintenance assistance programs to improve health and safety Recovery and Revitalization programs for flood areas Tenant rights – did you know it is illegal to retaliate against a person for filing a discriminatory complaint?
Know your Tenant Rights through the pandemic.
Bias & Discrimination
Lack of Access to Opportunities
Filing a Complaint
Links for more information:
- Fair Housing Act (DOJ)
- Fair Housing – It’s Your Right (HUD)
- Lawrence County Fair Housing Ordinance 1989
Fair Housing Notice
Fair Housing Resolution