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HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL!

 

If you are trying to rent or buy an apartment, a house or any other type of residence, it is illegal for a landlord or home seller to discriminate against you based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. A landlord or home seller cannot legally use any of those discriminatory factors to:

  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
  • Try to persuade owners to sell or rent in order to manipulate neighborhood housing prices for personal profit (also known as “blockbusting”) or
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a real estate multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing

If you believe that a landlord, home seller, real estate agent, mortgage lender or other business or person has violated your Fair Housing rights, you can call the HUD Fair Housing Hotline at 1-800-669-9777.

You also can file a Fair Housing complaint on-line through HUD at: https://www5.hud.gov/Hud903/main/pagHUD903Form.jsp

You can get more Fair Housing information at the following web sites:

Albuquerque:

http://www.cabq.gov/humanrights/discrimination/housingdisc

Las Cruces:

http://www.las-cruces.org/Departments/Community%20Development/Sections/Planning%20and%20Neighborhoods/Housing%20and%20Family%20Services/Fair%20Housing.aspx

Santa Fe:

http://www.santafenm.gov/fair_housing

 

 

 

 

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