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

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  • 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. Content Detail

  • 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 Content Detail

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    Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Anchorage Equal Rights Commission

    The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission is the municipal agency that enforces anti-discrimination laws, including the Anchorage Fair Housing Act. If you are a victim of housing discrimination and live in Anchorage, you can file a complaint a complaint with the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission. Content Detail

  • Assistance Animals and Housing

    This document explains the obligation of housing providers regarding animals that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. Content Detail

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    HUD
  • 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. Read More

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    Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • 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. Read More

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    Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / EspaƱol
    Tagalog / Pilipino
  • 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. Content Detail

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    HUD
  • 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. Content Detail

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    HUD
  • Family Status and Fair Housing

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

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    HUD
  • Housing Discrimination

    This video explains some important laws regarding housing discrimination. Read More

    By:
    Unversity of Alaska Justice Center
  • 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. Read More

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    HUD
  • 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. Content Detail

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    HUD
  • How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint with HUD

    Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • 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. Content Detail

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    HUD
  • 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. Read More

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    National Housing Law Project