How Do You Recognize Housing Discrimination?
How do you recognize Housing Discrimination? Under the Fair Housing Act, it is against the law to:
Refuse to rent you or sell you housing
Tell you housing is unavailable when in fact it is available
Show you apartments or homes in certain neighborhoods only
Advertise housing to preferred groups of people only
Refuse to provide you with information regarding mortgage loans, deny you a mortgage loan, or impose different conditions on a mortgage loan
Deny you property insurance
Conduct property appraisals in a discriminatory manner
Refuse to make certain modifications or accommodations for persons with a mental or physical disability, including persons recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and HIV/AIDS-related illnesses
Fail to design and construct housing in an accessible manner
Harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting someone else with their fair housing rights
Based on these factors:
Familial Status (families with children under the age of 18 or who are expecting a child), or
Handicap (if you or someone close to you has a disability
If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Housing Discrimination Complaint HOTLINE at 1-800-669-9777. This information is provided as a public service by the City of Caldwell, Kansas in an effort to ensure fair housing for all.