Fair housing is your right. It is a right protected by Federal and State law. Fair housing means that you may freely choose a place to live REGARDLESS of your race, sex, national origin, or because you are disabled or have children in your family. It is against the law to deny people the opportunity to live where they want to live. Identifying discrimination is the challenge. Learn to recognize the signs of discrimination in rental, sales, lending, and insurance practices. Landlords may not discriminate against tenants on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, familial status (having children under 18), or disability. For information or to file a complaint, in the Greater Cleveland area, landlords or tenants call Equal Housing Opportunities at 3635270 for questions or to make complaints.
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