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Fair Housing Information

The Resource Center wants you to know….

Fair housing is your right!

The Fair Housing Act was enacted by Congress to prohibit housing discrimination.

Some examples of discriminatory practices are:

• Refusing to show a person housing.

• Refusing to sell, rent or deal with a person.

• Telling a person housing is not available when it is available.

• Advertising housing as being available only to certain people.

• Harassing, coercing, intimidating or interfering with a person’s exercise of his/her fair housing rights.

• Directing people to more “appropriate” neighborhoods.

• Not allowing a service animal for a disabled person.

To prevent this, the Fair Housing Act created a number of protected classes.

  • Race/color
  • National origin
  • Religion and/or creed
  • Gender
  • Family status
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Age

 

 

For more information on fair housing contact:

The Resource Center at (406) 259-5212.

 

The City of Billings Fair Housing Referral Hotline at (406) 256-9355.

 

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Hotline at  1  (800) 877-7353.

 

 

 

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