The law prohibits discrimination in the rental of housing on the basis of race. religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Call the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development at 1-888-560-8913 or complete and mail a housing discrimination complaint form if you experience discrimination. Follow the link for more information regarding the Fair Housing Act.
Violence Against Women Act
If you are eligible for a Section 8 voucher, the housing authority cannot deny you rental assistance solely because you are a victim of domestic, stalking, or dating violence.
If you are a victim of domestic, stalking, or dating violence you cannot be terminated from the Section 8 program or evicted based on acts or threats of violence committed against you. Also, criminal acts directly related to the above referenced violence that are caused by a member of your household or a guest can't be a reason for eviction you or terminating your rental assistance if you are a victim of the abuse.
If you have any questions regarding VAWA, please contact your Housing Occupancy Technician. For help and advice on escaping an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).