Fair Housing Laws promote equal access to home ownership and rental housing opportunities.
- Fair Housing laws are fundamental to the value of our community. By protecting against housing discrimination, fair housing makes Longmont a stronger community and better place to live, work and play.
- It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race or color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, handicap (Disability)
- In the Sale or rental of housing or residential lots
- In advertising the sale or rental of housing
- In the financing of housing
- On the provision of real estate brockerage services
- In the appraisal of housing
- Blockbusting (Segregating or Steering)
- Housing Discrimination is Illegal. Both state and federal laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on: Protected Classes are State and Federal Laws
- In addition it is illegal for anyone to threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting other who exercise that right.
- Local ordinances have additional protected classes that include: Age, Military Status, Sexual Orientation, Gender Variance, and Political Affiliation.
Link to Colorado Civil Rights Division website: Video Presentation - What you Need to Know Before Filing a Discriminiation Charge - (In English)
If you feel you've been discriminated against, please call Community & Neighborhood Resources at 303-651-8445.
Other informational links
Fair Housing Impediments Action Plan
Fair Housing for all in Longmont - An Analysis of Impediments
Fair Housing Information - Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Link to documents created by HUD offices - printed in multiple languages