Fair Housing

FHA 50 Years
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination because of disability, sex, race, color, national origin, religion or familial status.  Fair housing means that all people have equal access to housing of their choice.

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. The Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members. More on the Fair Housing Act

Celebrating 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

In commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the City of Jefferson, Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors, Missouri Commission on Human Rights and River City Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Fair Housing Conference to focus on community outreach awareness of the fair housing laws, fair housing issues and case studies. This conference is open to the public to celebrate 50 years of the Fair Housing Act. Speakers include Rigel Oliveri, Eric Krekel, Tiana Alexander, Susan Cook-Williams and Rod Chapel.

When: April 16, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Hawthorn Community Room, 3600 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

To register for your free ticket visit www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-50-years-of-fair-housing-tickets-44683033155


Poster Contest
The Jefferson City Area Board of Realty and their partners each year offers a Fair Housing Poster Contest. This year's theme is “The World Is Full Of Good Neighbors”. The poster contest is open to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.  Click here to see the top 3 posters for each grade. 


Helpful Websites
HUD Launches First Fair Housing App                                       
File a HUD Housing Discrimination Complaint
Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Brochures
Landlord-Tenant Law
Landlord-Tenant Law (Spanish)
Fair Housing Consumer Guide
Fair Housing Laws, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity for All

Articles
Fair Housing for Tenants with Disabilities
Fair Housing Welcomes Everyone Home
Opening Doors for All Missourians
Q&A Format, Disabilities Focus



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