The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was part of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1968. The original language in the FHA prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings in housing-related transactions based on race, color, national origin and religion. The FHA was amended twenty years later, in 1988, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability or familial status, and to require accessible units in multifamily developments built after 1991.
Developments exempted from the FHA include: housing developments for seniors, housing strictly reserved for members of religious organizations or private clubs, and multifamily housing of four units or less with the owner occupying one unit.
Do you think you have faced housing discrimination or unfair treatment?
Learn more about the laws and your rights by following any of the links below:
Ready to file a formal complaint under the Fair Housing Act?
You’ve done your research and you’re ready to file a formal complaint to the Fair Housing Act. Here’s where you can go:
- Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/civil-rights
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity HUD https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/complaint-process
To learn about housing resources in Denver, Aurora, Broomfield, Boulder County:
City and County of Denver
City of Aurora and Aurora Housing Authority
Boulder and Longmont Housing