The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center (DMFHC) is a private non-profit organization established in 2012 with the support of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). DMFHC is active in seven counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson.
As of January 1, 2021 "Source of Income" is now a protected class in the State of Colorado. [HB 20-1332 and Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-501]
A Statement Regarding George Floyd and Racial Inequality
"DMFHC's work is centered on dismantling racism and segregation, ending housing discrimination, and promoting true equality. We stand in solidarity with every person and organization working to create a nation in which everyone can live in a safe, healthy, well-resourced, resilient neighborhood free from discrimination."
Out of concern for public health and safety and careful consideration of the recently announced national emergency in response to the COVID19 pandemic, our office is open by appointment only until further notice. Our staff continues 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 or Colorado Affordable Legal Services (303) 996-0010.
Other Community Resources:
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 summary of the discrimination email@example.com.
If you cannot use email, please call 720-279-4291 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.
DMFHC's Operations & COVID-19
Report Discrimination Now
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 the 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 becoming a fair housing tester?
Call (720) 279-4291 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information