Fair Housing

Community Development

Fair Housing

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

Federal Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property.

THE LAWS THAT PROTECT FAIR HOUSING

  • 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act
  • Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act
  • Florida Fair Housing Act
  • County and City Fair Housing Laws
  • Section 504 (disability only )
  • Title VI
  • ADA (disability only )

Do You Stll Like Me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6pMwl1Xi6E - English version

https://youtu.be/M6PXvvnxBuE - Spanish version

RECOGNIZING DISCRIMINATION:

  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Make Housing unavailable
  • Otherwise deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental
  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan
  • Refuse to provide information regarding loans
  • Impose different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points, or fees
  • Discriminate in appraising property
  • If you or someone associated with you is regarded as having a disability:
  • Landlord may not refuse to allow a tenant to make reasonable modifications to your dwelling
  • A building with a “no pets” policy must allow a visually impaired tenant to keep a guide dog.
  • An apartment complex that offers tenants’ ample, unassigned parking must honor a request from a mobility-impaired tenant for a reserved space near his/her apartment if necessary to assure access to their apartment.

WHEN WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY, WE BUILD

STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Studies show that diversity helps broaden children’s social networks by creating opportunitiesfor interaction across racial and ethnic lines. And that in turn contributes to greater tolerance, fair-mindedness and openness. Housing discrimination deters the creation of diverse communities.The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability. To file a discrimination complaint or to learn more aboutfair housing and diverse communities, contact HUD or your local fair housing center.

https://www.Visithud.gov/fairhousing
or call the HUD Hotline1-800-669-9777(English/Español )

FAIR HOUSING IS YOUR RIGHT. USE IT!

Please click here to view the Youtube video: Fair Housing Public Annoucement

IF YOU THINK YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED

Contact Fair Housing Coordinator, Esther Bragg at (863 ) 773-6349 or email esther.bragg@hardeecounty.net

WHAT WE WILL NEED FROM YOU:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of the person your complaint is against (the respondent )
  • The address or other identification to the housing involved
  • A short description to the alleged violation (the event that caused you to believe your rights were violated )
  • The date(s ) of the alleged violation(s )