Fair Housing

Equal Opportunity
It is against the federal law to discriminate in housing because of:
  • Familial status
  • Handicap
  • National origin
  • Race or color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation (within Tippecanoe County) 
Forbidden Actions
The following is a partial list of actions forbidden based on the above mentioned status:
Refuse to rent housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection or rental
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service related to the rental of housing 
Filing a Complaint
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination and wish to file a complaint, you have a few options to consider:
  • You may file with the Human Relations Commission of the city or county in which the property is located.
  • You may file a complaint with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
  • You may file a complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.