Fair housing laws were enacted to ensure everyone has equal access to the housing of their choice.
Protected classes in housing include: Race, Color, Religion, Creed, National Origin/Ancestry, Sex, Disability/Handicap, Sexual Orientation (including Transgender Status), Marital Status, and Familial Status (children under the age of 18 in the household).
Examples of discriminatory housing allegations based on membership in a protected class include, but are not limited to: refusal to rent, unequal terms and conditions, discriminatory financing, failure to provide reasonable accommodation or modification for a person with a disability, refusal to sell, and retaliating against someone who has exercised his/her fair housing rights.
Aggrieved individuals who believe they have been subject to housing discrimination based on their protected class status have one year to file from the last date of discriminatory harm to file a complaint with CCRD. Aggrieved individuals who believe they have been subject to housing discrimination based on their protected class status have two years from the last date of discriminatory harm to file a court action.
If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation in order to access CCRD’s services, please call 303-894-2997 (local), 800-262-4845 (voice), 711 TTD – Relay, Hotline Español: 720-432-4294, send an email to dora_CCRD@state.co.us, or request an accommodation in person at CCRD’s office.
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