Fair Housing

The Federal Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. 

636898037610500000The City of Richfield has adopted a local fair housing policy, affirming the City’s commitment to further fair housing for all residents.

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race or color.
  • National origin.
  • Religion.
  • Sex.
  • Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18).
  • Handicap (disability).

See https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_act_overview or for more information on Federal Fair Housing Laws, as well as Housing Discrimination from LawHelpMN.org.

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (Statute 363A) mirrors the federal legislation. Additionally, it prohibits discrimination based on:

  • Sexual or affectional orientation.
  • Marital status.
  • Creed.
  • Status with regard to receipt of public assistance.

See https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=363A  for more information on Minnesota's State Statutes on Human Rights.

Contact information:

Lynnette Chambers
Multi-family Housing Specialist

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
TTY: 1-800-927-9275

Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights
TTY: 651-296-1283

For more information:

Home Line Tenant Hotline
PH: 612-728-5767 or 866-866-3546

My Legal Aid - Client intake
PH: 612-334-5970
TTY: 612-332-4668

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