Housing Discrimination

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Resources for victims of housing discrimination and information about sexual harassment, domestic violence, and disability discrimination 

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Brochure: Fair Housing Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This ALSC Fair Housing Enforcement Project brochure describes the rights of persons with disabilities under the fair housing statute, including reasonable accommodations and modifications. The brochure also describes signs of housing discrimination and where to go for help.

COVID-19 and Housing Rights

What you need to know about COVID-19 and Housing Rights in Alaska. COVID-19 및 알래스카의 주택 권리에 대해 알아야 할 사항. Lo que necesita saber sobre COVID-19 y los derechos de vivienda en Alaska. Ano ang kailangan mong malaman tungkol sa COVID-19 at Mga Karapatan sa Pabahay sa Alaska.

Fair Housing - It's Your Right

This HUD webpage describes the basics of the fair housing act, what to do if you think your rights have been violated, and what happens when you file a complaint.

Family Status and Fair Housing

This document discusses 5 facts all parents should know about their housing rights under the Fair Housing Act.

Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence

This document discusses housing discirmination regarding victims of domestic violence under the Fair Housing Act. It also explains how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protects the housing rights of some domestic violence victims.

Housing Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

This webpage discusses the coverage of LGBT persons under the Fair Housing Act and other HUD regulations.

How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint with HUD

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a complaint.

Immigration Status and Housing Discrimination

This document discusses questions and answers about housing discrimination regarding immigration status and national origin under the Fair Housing Act.

Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence and Assisted Housing

Are you a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking? Do you live in public housing, Section 8 housing, or supportive housing for the elderly or disabled? A law called VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, may help you.

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Housing

This National Housing Law Project brochure describes fair housing and sexual harassment. It includes the definition of sexual harassment, who must obey the law, and where to go for help if you think you may have been a victim.

Sexual Harassment Under the Fair Housing Act

This document discusses questions and answers about sexual harassment in housing under the Fair Housing Act, such as what kind of sexual harassment is prohibited, who has the duty to prevent or stop sexual harassment, and what legal action can be taken by a victim.

Brochure: Know Your Rights - Fair Housing

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in the rental, sale, financing, or insurance of housing based on: race/color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), the presence of children, and physical or mental disability. Some local laws also prohibit housing discrimination based on marital status, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This ALSC Fair Housing Enforcement Project brochure describes who is protected and what is prohibited under the Fair Housing Act. The brochure also describes signs of housing discrimination and where to go for help.

COVID-19 and Housing Rights

What you need to know about COVID-19 and Housing Rights in Alaska. COVID-19 및 알래스카의 주택 권리에 대해 알아야 할 사항. Lo que necesita saber sobre COVID-19 y los derechos de vivienda en Alaska. Ano ang kailangan mong malaman tungkol sa COVID-19 at Mga Karapatan sa Pabahay sa Alaska.

Disability Rights in Housing

This is a description of of the housing rights of disabled individuals. It includes the definition of a disability and the requirements of housing providers.

Know Your Rights: Housing for People with Disabilities

a flyer describing the rights of disabled individuals to apply for housing and to request reasonable accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act

This document discusses questions and answers about reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act, such as who is protected by the act, what must be done under the act, whether additional deposits or fees can be charged, and how and where to file a complaint.

Reasonable Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

This document discusses questions and answers about reasonable modifications under the Fair Housing Act, such as who qualifies, who is responsible for expenses, and what kinds of information a housing provider may request from a person with a disability.

Housing Discrimination

This video explains some important laws regarding housing discrimination.

Alaska Human Rights Commission

The Alaska Human Rights Commission is the state agency that enforces the Alaska Human Rights Law, which includes some housing laws. At this link the Commission explains what it does and how.

Alaska Legal Services - Fair Housing Enforcement Project

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) was established in 1967 as a private, nonprofit law firm. Our Fair Housing Enforcement Project works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people in Alaska through education, outreach, advocacy, and enforcement. Do you think you may have been a victim of housing discrimination? Do you have questions about fair housing? Call our statewide toll-free hotline: 1-855-679-FAIR(3247) Visit us online: www.fairhousingalaska.org

How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint with HUD

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a complaint.

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