Fair Housing

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Fair housing is not an option, it’s the law. If you have been denied your housing rights, you may have experienced unlawful discrimination.

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings by race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status (presence of a child under age 18, and pregnant women), and disability. To find out more about your rights, visit Fair Housing Council of Northeast Wisconsin or U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)

Each year, the City of Appleton is the recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). As part of the required planning process, annually the City of Appleton collaborates with Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (through the Northeast Wisconsin satellite office) to address fair housing and housing discrimination, and certify that all efforts are being made to affirmatively further fair housing during the program year.


 Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All

Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts the principles of freedom and opportunity that we treasure. HUD is committed to ensuring that everyone is treated equally when searching for a place to call home, and offers a brochure to help educate on housing discrimination- how to recognize it- and what rights/protections are required under the law.

Copies of the Fair Housing Brochure are available in English.  For additional languages, please visit the HUD website.

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