Tenant Rights

Fair Housing Act

  • The law prohibits discrimination in the rental of housing on the basis of race. religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Call the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development at 1-888-560-8913 or complete and mail a housing discrimination complaint form if you experience discrimination. Follow the link for more information regarding the Fair Housing Act.

Violence Against Women Act

  • If you are eligible for a Section 8 voucher, the housing authority cannot deny you rental assistance solely because you are a victim of domestic, stalking, or dating violence.
  • If you are a victim of domestic, stalking, or dating violence you cannot be terminated from the Section 8 program or evicted based on acts or threats of violence committed against you. Also, criminal acts directly related to the above referenced violence that are caused by a member of your household or a guest can't be a reason for eviction you or terminating your rental assistance if you are a victim of the abuse.
  • If you have any questions regarding VAWA, please contact your Housing Occupancy Technician. For help and advice on escaping an abusive relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).