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What is Fair Housing?

Fair housing is treating everyone equally when negotiating the sale, rental, financing, or advertising of property. Federal and state laws make it illegal to treat individuals differently in all housing-related transactions because of that person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, or any other reason based on an arbitrary personal characteristic. Housing providers, lending institutions, real estate agents, and all other housing-related entities, whether private or public, are required follow federal, state, and local laws regarding fair housing.

IFHMB’s fair housing department is dedicated to providing information, investigation, education, conciliation, and/or referral of housing discrimination complaints FREE of charge to individuals and entities in our service area. Fair housing workshops are offered year round to educate housing providers, tenants, homeowners, and financial and lending institutions on the key aspects of fair housing laws.

To contact IFHMB’s Fair Housing Department to report a discrimination complaint, request a training, or request information and resources, call 1-800-321-0911 ext 180 or email fairhousing@ifhmb.com