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What is Fair Housing?

Fair Housing is the right for all people to obtain safe, decent housing and be able to get it without discrimination. City and federal fair housing laws require that all people have an equal opportunity, free of discrimination, to buy, rent or live in housing of their choice.

What does the Fair Housing Law do?

The law makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on the following protected classes:

Race – A person’s race or the race of persons with whom one associates

Color – A person’s skin color

Sex – A person’s sex, including sexual harassment or intimidation

National Origin/Ancestry – The country of one’s birth and/or the nationality of one’s ancestor’s

Religion – A person’s religious beliefs or denominational affiliation

Disability/Handicap – A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities

Family/Familial Status – Household composition, including the presence of children

Marital Status – Married, single, divorced, widowed or separated

Sexual Orientation – Heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Stalking Victims – Persons who have been or are victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking

Click here for a brochure on sexual harassment.

Fair Housing is the right for all people to obtain safe, decent housing and be able to get it without discrimination. City and federal fair housing laws require that all people have an equal opportunity, free of discrimination, to buy, rent or live in housing of their choice. The law makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on the following protected classes: A person’s race or the race of persons with whom one associates A person’s skin color A person’s sex, including sexual harassment or intimidation The country of one’s birth and/or the nationality of one’s ancestor’s A person’s religious beliefs or denominational affiliation A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities Household composition, including the presence of children Married, single, divorced, widowed or separated Heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality Persons who have been or are victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking Fair Housing is the right for all people to obtain safe, decent housing and be able to get it without discrimination. City and federal fair housing laws require that all people have an equal opportunity, free of discrimination, to buy, rent or live in housing of their choice. The law makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on the following protected classes: – A person’s race or the race of persons with whom one associates – A person’s skin color – A person’s sex, including sexual harassment or intimidation – The country of one’s birth and/or the nationality of one’s ancestor’s – A person’s religious beliefs or denominational affiliation – A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities – Household composition, including the presence of children – Married, single, divorced, widowed or separated – Heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality – Persons who have been or are victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking.

If you would like a summary brochure of Fair Housing information click here. 

If you suspect you have been discriminated against you can file a complaint below or contact Kristin Brooks at the Fair Housing Hotline 721-4005 or email karceneaux@cppj.net.

The Calcasieu Parish Human Services will review and send complaints under the Fair Housing Act to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for processing.

Applications can either be mailed or they can be sent to us online.

Click here to fill out an application online. 

Or click here to read more about fair housing and to print out an application.
 

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