The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center (DMFHC) is a private non-profit fair housing organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and promoting housing choice for all, through education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws.
Too often in our country, individuals and families are denied housing choice and experience discrimination in their housing search based on their race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, the presence of children in their family, ancestry, creed, marital status, or sexual orientation. The federal Fair Housing Act and Colorado state law prohibit discrimination based on these protected classes in any housing transactions including rentals, leasing, insuring, etc.
Every year it is approximated that there are over 4 million incidences of fair housing discrimination throughout the United States, with less than 30,000 complaints filed annually due lack of awareness of fair housing rights, inability to assert those rights, or fear of retaliation.
We are here to help! DMFHC accepts complaints from individuals and families who feel they have been discriminated against in their pursuit of housing. DMFHC investigates the complaints and assists clients in navigating the legal process to help identify the best remedies to their fair housing issues.
Attached are both print and audio housing discrimination public service announcements and a DMFHC information sheet to help raise awareness and spread the word about housing discrimination and fair housing rights. Please utilize the ready-to-air digital PSAs (if applicable) and feel free to distribute our print materials as you see fit. With your help, we can reach a larger portion of our community to increase public awareness about fair housing laws and how to report housing discrimination to create more inclusive housing markets.