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Fair Housing

Fair Housing booklet from HUDFair Housing Resources

Landlord-Tenant Rights 


An Aurora homeWhat is Fair Housing?

The Fair Housing Act protects people from inequity in nearly all housing rental and sales transactions. The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments Act of 1988 prohibit discrimination in housing because of:

  • Disability
  • Familial status
  • National origin
  • Race or color
  • Religion

The act does not include:

  • Housing operated by organizations or private clubs that limit occupancy to members
  • Housing reserved exclusively for seniors
  • Owner-occupied building with four units or less
  • Single-family housing (sold or rented) without a real estate broker

Equal Opportunity
The following are not allowed (based on race, color, origin, religion, familial status, sex or disability):

  • Advertising or making any statement that indicates a limitation or preference (includes exempt properties)
  • Denying a dwelling
  • Denying anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing
  • Falsely denying that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
  • For profit, persuading owners to sell or rent (blockbusting)
  • Making housing unavailable
  • Providing different housing services or facilities
  • Refusal to negotiate for housing
  • Refusal to rent or sell housing
  • Setting different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling

In regard to mortgage lending, the following are not allowed (based on race, color, origin, religion, familial status, sex or disability) as well:

  • Discriminating in appraising property
  • Imposing different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points or fees
  • Refusal to make a mortgage loan
  • Refusal to provide information regarding loans
  • Refusal to purchase a loan or
  • Setting different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing 

What is Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing?

What is Aurora‚Äôs AFFH Plan? 

Filing a Complaint

It is illegal for anyone to threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right.

If you feel your fair housing rights have been violated and would like to learn more about the complaint process, please contact:

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