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TOWN OF MANSFIELD

FAIR HOUSING

Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination?

“The American Dream of having a safe and decent place to call ‘home’ reflects our shared belief that in this nation, opportunity and success are within everyone’s reach. Under our Fair Housing laws, every citizen is assured the opportunity to build a better life in the home or apartment of their choice – regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status or disability.”

 

Alphonso Jackson

Secretary

 

IFair Housing Officer - Patricia R. Schneider, Director of Human Services, Patricia.Schneider@mansfieldct.org

Please use the Human Services main number - 860-429-3315 

 

How Do You Recognize Housing Discrimination?


Under the Fair Housing Act, it is Against the Law to:

· Refuse to rent to you or sell you housing

· Tell you housing is unavailable when in fact it is available

· Show you apartments or homes only in certain neighborhoods

· Set different terms, conditions, or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling

· Provide different housing services or facilities

· Advertise housing to preferred groups of people only

· Refuse to provide you with information regarding mortgage loans, deny you a mortgage loan, or impose different terms or conditions on a mortgage loan

· Deny you property insurance

· Conduct property appraisals in a discriminatory manner

· Refuse to make reasonable accommodations for persons with a disability if the accommodation may be necessary to afford such person a reasonable and equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling

· Fail to design and construct housing in an accessible manner

· Harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting someone else with his/her Fair Housing Rights

 

 

 

 

 

Your Right to Equal Opportunity Housing

Town of Mansfield Fair Housing Plan 2012

Town of Mansfield Fair Housing Resolution 2012

Town of Mansfield Fair Housing Policy 2012

Fair Housing for Individuals With a Lawful Income

Fair Housing for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Fair Housing for Individuals in Recovery

 

 

Fair Housing Complaint Form

 

 

OTHER FAIR HOUSING LINKS AND RESOURCES

Department of Housing and Urban Development

WWW.HUD.GOV

Commission on Human Rights and opportunities

www.ct.gov/chro

Department of Housing and Urban Development

www.fairhousing.org

Renters have Legal Rights

http://ctlawhelp.org/tenanta-rights-general-information