The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center (DMFHC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination through comprehensive education, advocacy, and enforcement of the Fair Housing Act.

Out of concern for public health and safety as well as careful consideration of the recently announced national emergency in response to the COVID19 pandemic, we have made the decision to close our physical office until further notice. Our staff is continuing to work diligently on fair housing matters, and are still available by phone and email during this time.

 

If you are having issues with your landlord such as Failure to make timely repairs/maintenance requests; Charging extra fees; Received Notices to Quit/Eviction These are Landlord Tenant Issues, NOT Fair Housing Issues. For tenant rights information contact Colorado Housing Connects at 1-844-926-6632

Other Community Resources:  National Housing Conference COVID Resource Database

 

Do you feel you have been discriminated against in housing?

The Fair Housing Act makes housing discrimination in the sale, financing, or rental of housing or housing related services unlawful if based upon one of the following:

Race  ●  Sexual Orientation  ●  Creed/Religion  ●  National Origin ●  Gender 

Familial Status  ●  Ancestry  ●  Disability  ●  Color  ●  Marital Status

    

IF after reading the above information, you feel that you HAVE been discriminated against, and the discrimination has taken place LESS THAN 1 Year Ago, please send an email with a brief summary of the discrimination to vgarrick@dmfhc.org.

 

If you are unable to use email, please call 720-279-4294 and leave a brief but detailed explanation of the discrimination issue. If you send an email it will be answered sooner than a voicemail.

 

Thank you, and stay safe and healthy!!

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The Federal Fair Housing Act makes housing discrimination in the sale, financing, or rental of housing or housing related services unlawful if based upon:

 

Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Gender, Familial Status (having children in the home under the age of 18), and Disability.

Colorado state law also protects discrimination based on:

Sexual Orientation, Creed, Ancestry, and Marital Status. 

 

Housing Discrimination is illegal:

 

Fair housing is a right, not a privilege. Each of us is a member of several protected classes. Fair housing laws apply to and protect all of us.

 

What is Fair Housing?

It is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States. City, state,

and federal fair housing laws require that all people have an equal opportunity to buy, rent, and live in housing of their choice.

 

The federal Fair Housing Act makes housing discrimination in the sale, financing, or rental of housing or housing related services unlawful if based upon their race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, or disability. The following are examples of how a housing provider might discriminate:

 

  • Refuse to sell or rent a dwelling

  • Refuse to negotiate for housing

  • Say housing is unavailable when it is in fact available

  • Charge more for the same housing or service

  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for housing sales, rental, lending, or insurance transactions

  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations or modifications to allow a disabled person to use a dwelling

  • Advertise in a way that indicates any limitation or preference for one protected class over another

  • Steer or direct prospective renters or buyers to certain neighborhoods

  • Threaten or interfere with any person in the exercise or enjoyment of a fair housing right

  • Fail to design or construct housing in an accessible manner

 

Interested in being a fair housing tester?

Email: csimpson@dmfhc.org

for more information

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Testimonials:
 
"Thanks for your continued advocacy for those with disabilities. I have an invisible disability and require a service dog. Thanks to an informational meeting your group held for my apartment’s management, the process of getting my RA (reasonable accommodation) was easy."
-DMFHC Client
"Thank you for sharing the information.    Its a shame we're still talking discrimination in this day and age.    Your organization has done a great job in putting genuine, true, and factual information out to the public!  You all have also done great in supporting families and communities... Keep raising awareness!"          
-Community Partner
                                                                                                                                                      
"Thank you so much for your response and help by sending the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-U.S. Division of Justice guide on Reasonable Modifications/clarifying Accommodations to me.  I believe that this documentation makes it very clear as to the clarity of the law and the direction that would guide a Board such as our HOA Board and the Property Manager in making a positive decision..."                           
-DMFHC Client
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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