Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. The act has two main purposes—prevent discrimination and reverse housing segregation. The St. Cloud HRA does not discriminate in the sale, rental and financing of housing.

What is covered by the Fair Housing Act?

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to harass persons because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Among other things, this forbids sexual harassment.

Who is protected under the Fair Housing Act?

Protected classes are created by both federal and state law. The original FHA had only five protected classes—race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. An amendment in 1988, however, added handicap and familial status to the protected classes.


If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accomodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact the housing authority or property manager. 


Fair Housing Links 

General Fair Housing and Tenant Right Resources

These resources are provided for informational purposes only. St Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority does not endorse these organizations and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the following web sites.

Home Line Tenant Hotline
toll-free: 866.866.3546
Email an Attorney

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
TDD: 651.296.1283
toll-free: 800.657.3704

HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
toll-free: 800.225.5342
TDD: 800.877.8339
Email: answers@hud.gov

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
toll-free: 800.657.3787
TDD: 800.366.4812

MN Legal Aid-St. Cloud Office
110 Sixth Avenue South Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56301
toll-free: 888.360.2889
TDD: 800.292.4150

To locate your proper office visit My legal aid Get Help and choose your county.


Community Education 

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155
toll-free: 800.657.3704
TDD: 800.657.3704


League of MN Human Rights Commissions
4100 Lakeview Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55442

Resources for Housing Providers 

Fair Housing logpo