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. 

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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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"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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