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Fair Housing laws promote equal access to home ownership and rental housing opportunities.

Fair Housing laws are fundamental to the values of our community. By protecting against housing discrimination, fair housing makes Longmont a stronger community and better place to live, work, and play.

  • Under federal law it is illegal to discriminate against any person under the protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.  Colorado State law adds the categories of marital status, creed, and ancestry.
  • Housing discrimination is illegal. Both state and federal laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on the protected classes.
  • In addition, it is illegal for anyone to threaten, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right.

Link to Colorado Civil Rights Division: Video Presentation - What you Need to Know Before Filing a Discrimination Charge - (In English)

If you feel you've been discriminated against, please call Community & Neighborhood Resources at 303-651-8445.

 

Other informational links

If you or a loved one identifies as LGBTQ and has been subjected to discrimination in any of the below areas:

Housing

  • Buying or renting a home or apartment
  • Applying for a home loan
  • Eviction

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

For more information about HUD's LGBTQ housing protections visit: www.hud.gov/lgbthousingdiscrimination

Discrimination Hotline: (800) 669-9777 or (800) 927-9275 (TTY)

Education

  • Education programs at elementary, secondary schools and colleges

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Submit complaint via web portal at: www.ed.gov/ocr

For more information about the kinds of LGBTQ issues that can be investigated, call: (303) 844-5695.


Employment

  • Terms/conditions of employment
  • Discharge
  • Hiring
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

For more information about LGBTQ and gender discrmination visit: www.eeoc.gov

(800) 669-4000 or (800) 669-6820 (TDD)


Health/Human Services

  • Doctors' visits
  • Emergency room/hospital stays
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Transgender-related care

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights

For more information about LGBTQ health protections and to submit a complain visit: www.hhs.gov/ocr

Customer Response Center: (800) 368-1019 or (800) 537-7697 (TDD)

 

 You may be protected by federal law!

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