Fair housing is a right protected by federal and state laws. Fair housing means you may freely choose a place to live without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, national origin or because you are disabled or have children in your family. Housing discrimination is illegal.
Fair housing opens doors . . . but only with your help. Learn to recognize the signs of discrimination in rental, sales, lending and insurance. Housing discrimination is rarely blatant; it is usually cleverly disguised and more often than not, is done with a smile and a handshake. Your fair housing rights are violated when you are prevented from doing the following because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or family status:
- Viewing or renting an apartment
- Viewing or purchasing a home
- Applying for or securing a home loan
- Purchasing homeowners or renters insurance
If you have a fair housing complaint, you can contact the Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division, Fair Housing at 160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6630 or click here for the online form and more information.
You may also use the Federal Government's HUD complaint form. Click here for the online form and more information.
Housing & Neighborhood Development (HAND) is committed to assure meaningful access to its programs and activities and equal access to housing to all eligible individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, or source of income including those person for whom English is not their primary language and who have limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English.