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1 Fair Housing Division UTAH LABOR COMMISSION Dr. David Parker Fair Housing Outreach Specialist Let’s Talk About Fair Housing Aging & Disability Resource Connection University of Utah Officer’s Club August 26, 2014

2 FAIR HOUSING FOR ALL! Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division ,000,

3 To examine the FAIR HOUSING Law and how it relates to you To examine the FAIR HOUSING Law and how it relates to you To identify ways to take action Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division PRESENTATION GOALS

4 To know that your actions CAN make a difference Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division PRESENTATION GOALS

5 Can you find the the mistake?

6 Before laws were passed making housing discrimination against the law, landlords, real estate agents and others could do things to prevent certain people (African Americans and Hispanics) from renting, buying or insuring a home that they wanted without ever being punished. The Fair Housing Law protects every person in the U.S., regardless of citizenship, from housing discrimination. What is the FAIR HOUSING Law? Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

7 What is the FAIR HOUSING Law? Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division YOUR THOUGHTS

8 FAIR HOUSING FOR ALL! Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division The Fair Housing Law was first passed in April 1968 shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. What is The FAIR HOUSING Law?

9 Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability. What is The FAIR HOUSING Law? Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

10 The Fair Housing Law means that you and your family have equal opportunity to choose where to live without being discriminated against or treated differently than other people, depending only on whether you are able to pay the rent or mortgage. What is The FAIR HOUSING Law? Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

11 YOUR THOUGHTS Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division What is Discrimination?

12 Discrimination IS… Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division …when someone is treated differently based on their race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability or source of income.

13 The FAIR HOUSING Law identifies 7 groups (classes) that are protected against housing discrimination by the Fair Housing Law. Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

14 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

15 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

16 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

17 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGION SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

18 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

19 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

20 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILIAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

21 Each state has the right to add to the PROTECTED CLASSES within their state. Utah has added… Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

22 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGON SEX DISABILITY FAMILAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law

23 RACE COLOR NATIONAL ORIGIN RELIGION SEX DISABILITY FAMILIAL STATUS SOURCE OF INCOME Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Law Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

24 Most type of housing is covered including housing that is privately owned. Exceptions: 1. Owner occupied - no more than four units 2. Single Family house sold or rented without a broker - advertisement excluded. 3. Housing operated by organizations & private clubs that limits occupancy to members. Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Housing Covered

25 Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division What can you do if…?

26 Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division RETALIATION This protection applies regardless of the validity of the charge

27 FAIR HOUSING FOR ALL! Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Labor Commission of Utah 160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor P.O. Box Salt Lake City, UT Phone: or Website:

28 FAIR HOUSING FOR ALL! Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division Me

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30 FAIR HOUSING FOR ALL! Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division

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