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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:

  • Race

  • Color

  • National Origin

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • 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.

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