Fair Housing information

Fair Housing: Your Rights and Obligations

Equal Opportunity for All In accordance with LMCO 92.04(5), housing providers are expected to adhere to the Fair Housing Acts at both federal and state levels, as well as Louisville Metro ordinances. These laws are designed to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals involved in buying, selling, renting, financing, or insuring housing.

Key Points to Know:

When it comes to housing, it's essential to understand your rights and responsibilities. Whether you're a housing provider or an applicant, being well-informed about fair housing laws is crucial for creating an inclusive and equitable community.

Freedom to Choose

You have the right to buy or rent a home, condominium, apartment, trailer, or lot wherever you choose. Housing choices should not be limited by discriminatory practices.

Who Must Comply

Everyone in the housing industry must obey fair housing laws. This includes property owners, real estate brokers, sales agents, operators, builders and developers, advertisers, advertising media, mortgage lenders, insurers, banks, and other financial institutions.

Exceptions to the Rule

While fair housing laws promote equal opportunity, there are exceptions to consider. Equal opportunity in housing is not just a right; it's a foundation for creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. It's essential for everyone involved in housing transactions to be aware of their rights and responsibilities. Housing providers are not subject to the ordinance if an applicant's criminal history includes one of the following

Prohibited Housing

Any arrest or conviction where state and/or federal law prohibits the person from being eligible for public housing and other federally subsidized housing.

Lifetime Registration

Any conviction that leads to the person becoming subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a State sex offender registration program.

Violent Offender

Any conviction in which the person is deemed a "violent offender," defined as someone convicted of or pleading guilty to: A capital offense A Class A felony A Class B felony involving the death of the victim or serious physical injury to a victim

By understanding and following fair housing laws, we can contribute to building a more just and inclusive society for all. To learn more about Fair Housing, including Landlord Incentives, click the links below to our Fair Housing Brochure. If you have any questions or concerns related to fair housing, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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