The Human Relations Division enforces the federal Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Ordinance of the City of Durham. These laws prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), handicap (disability), familial status, military status, protected hairstyles, sexual orientation and sexual identity. Thus, it is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of property, coerce or interfere in housing, or administer less favorable housing terms based on a tenant’s membership in one or more of the above “protected” classes. It is also illegal to sexually harass a tenant or commit other acts of harassment that creates a hostile environment. If you or someone you know is a victim of housing discrimination, complete the online complaint form or contact our office by calling 919-560-4107 or via email at [email protected]. Click here for information about fair housing.
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