Housing Discrimination/ Fair Housing


“The apartment I told you about on the phone has been rented”

“We don’t take kids.”

“We only take people who speak English.”

“I can’t assign you a handicap parking space.”

“The ad was wrong – the rent is really $75 more.”


Federal and state Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in the rental, sale, financing and advertising of housing (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988).  Piedmont Housing Alliance promotes equal housing opportunity through education, community outreach and advocacy.  Our goal is to raise awareness and promote compliance with federal and state fair housing laws that protect everyone from housing discrimination.  Fair Housing laws protect people from being denied housing or being treated differently in housing because of their:

–        Race                                                           – Color                                        – National origin

–        Religion                                                     – Sex                                            – Elderliness (55+)

–        Disability (physical and mental)        – Family status (children in the household)


Please check out our Fair Housing Resources or send us a completed intake form (available by clicking on the drop down from the housing counseling page) if you think you have experienced housing discrimination, or for assistance with filing a complaint. We are happy to give you more information about your housing rights.