About Housing Discrimination

What Is Housing Discrimination?

The Fair Housing Act requires that every provider of housing do so equally regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and familial size or relationship.

Who Does It Apply To?

So who is considered a provider of housing? Included are landlords, sellers, brokers, real estate agents, lenders, insurance agents, property managers, maintenance staff, and many others in the housing industry. Even neighbors. All services provided by these people must be done equally, and in compliance with The Fair Housing Act.

Have You Experienced It?

If you, or someone you know, have been treated differently by a provider of housing because of a personal characteristic, you may have been the victim of housing discrimination.


If you choose to file a housing discrimination complaint, our office can help you file your complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission or the US Department of House and Urban Development (HUD).

If you think you’ve experienced housing discrimination, or have questions, visit our Rental and Fair Housing page, contact us at 740-580-FAIR or fairhousing@cul.org. You can also learn more at hud.gov — Fair Housing: It’s Your Right.

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