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.
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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
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