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.
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.
HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
MN Legal Aid-St. Cloud Office
110 Sixth Avenue South Suite 200
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Minnesota Department of Human Rights
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155
Resources for Housing Providers