Housing Discrimination

Information about housing discrimination.

Fair Housing is a right protected by federal and state laws and the Albuquerque Human Rights Ordinance. Fair housing means you may freely choose a place to live without regard to your:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Family Status (Federal Law)

Fair housing protects your right to housing choice to include most:

  • Rental opportunities
  • Home buying opportunities
  • Credit related to housing
  • Advertising of housing

It is also unlawful to:

  • Threaten,
  • Intimidate, or
  • Interfere with

any person's right to fair housing.

Common Examples of Discrimination in Housing:

  • On the telephone I was encouraged by the landlord to come and see a vacant apartment. When I arrived the landlord saw that I am Black and informed me that there was no longer a vacancy.
  • At my apartment complex I have noticed that the landlord only runs a criminal background check on applicants who are Hispanic and Native American.
  • I have a mobility impairment and my apartment complex refused to assign me an accessible parking space close to my door.

Technical Assistance & Training for Housing Providers

As a housing provider, it is your duty to understand and practice Fair Housing.

If you need more information about our training and outreach programs, please contact our office. There is no fee for services.