Fair Housing Topics

Disability

Tai served his country and fought for freedom.  Shouldn't he be free to choose where he lives?

Many people with physical and mental disabilities experience barriers to equal housing opportunity. These barriers can take the form of apartment buildings refusing to rent to individuals with emotional support animals or guide dogs due to "no pets policies" or even the construction of a building with limited access for wheelchair users. If you are a person with a disability experiencing housing discrimination, HOPE can help. Read More

Race

How can we tell him that the color of his skin is keeping his family from the home of its dreams?

Since 1968, the vast majority of fair housing cases based on race have been brought by or on behalf of African-Americans. While “color” is a separate protected characteristic, many race based claims either were or could have been brought based on color. There is often a “blurring” of race- based cases. In addition to color, many race cases also involve issues relating to national origin – another protected class (see below). Read More

Familial Status

When it comes to housing, little things shouldn't make a difference.

All parents want the best for their children. Federal, state, and local laws protect families with children so that every parent has the right to choose where to raise their child. This protection is for all families with children under the age of eighteen, which includes pregnant women and parents in the process of adopting or securing custody of a child regardless of marital status or number of children. Read More

National Origin

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Sex and Sexual Harassment

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Discrimination based on sex may be because you are male or female (though women are vastly more affected), because you are being sexually harassed in your housing, because you are pregnant, be in response to your being a victim of domestic violence, or even because of your gender identity. Any of these or other reasons why you might be discriminated against on the basis of sex are illegal and we can help. Read More

Religion

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Color

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