Salt Lake City

Housing and Neighborhood Development

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Fair Housing

FAIR HOUSING

Salt Lake City is committed to creating A Thriving City of Opportunity for Everyone. Fair housing is at the heart of providing opportunity.

April 2018, Salt Lake City Mayor, Jacqueline M. Biskupski, signed a Fair Housing Proclamation which emphasizes the city’s commitment to provide equal access to housing for all of its residents without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, national origin, source of income, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Salt Lake City Fair Housing Proclamation 2018

Fair housing opens doors . . . but only with your help. Learn to recognize the signs of discrimination in rental, sales, lending and insurance. Housing discrimination is rarely blatant; it is usually cleverly disguised and more often than not, can be done with a smile and a handshake. Your fair housing rights are violated when you are prevented from doing any of the following activities because of your race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, national origin, source of income, sexual orientation or gender identity:

  • Viewing or renting an apartment
  • Viewing or purchasing a home
  • Applying for or securing a home loan
  • Purchasing homeowners or renters insurance

If you feel that you may have been discriminated against, the city encourages you to take appropriate action.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Disability Law Center is a private, non-profit organization designed by teh governor as Utah’s Protection and Advocacy agency. Their mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of Utahns with disabilities. Learn more about this agency here.

Utah Anti-Discrimination & Labor Division, Fair Housing

Utah Fair Housing Act can be found here under Utah Code Ann. §57-21-1.

The US Department of Housing & Urban Development website containing information and instructions on how to file a complaint can be found here.