April is Fair Housing Month!
Fair housing means that we as citizens are all able to have equal opportunity at a suitable home and neighborhood for our family. Below you will find everything you need to know about Fair Housing Month, including contact information for use if you believe you have experienced any discrimination.
The City of Chattanooga's Fair Housing Program works to be sure that every citizen is given a fair chance at owning a home. The fair housing law prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on seven protected classes:
- National Origin
- Familial Status
Discrimination is defined as:
the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of these protected classes.
Rules of the law apply to anyone involved in the home buying process. Implementation of the law applies to financial institutions, real estate brokers, builders, operations, developers, insurance agents, owners or managers of rental units, and individual owners who advertise their home. The City of Chattanooga's Fair Housing Opportunities Ordinance mirrors Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibits unlawful discrimination in housing.
To File Complaints:
Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Andrew Johnson Building, Suite 100
710 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-1219
City of Chattanooga Contact:
Antonia Morgan - Compliance Officer
City of Chattanooga
To report discrimination locally you can also visit this website, or call the anonymous Hotline at 1-877-338-4452