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Annual Fair Housing Conference

April 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of Delaware’s Fair Housing Act into law. Yet, much work remains to make the goals of the law a reality for all. Our 2019 Fair Housing Conference focused on critical topics in fair housing today and featured panel discussions and presentations by experts in the field. Session topics included: […]

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2018 Fair Housing Training & Awareness Conference

Register today for the 2018 Fair Housing Training & Awareness Conference today! Details: Date: April 20, 2018 Time: 8:30AM – 3:30PM Where: Delaware State University – Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center Address: 1200 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901 Cost: $20 Adults/$10 Students (includes lunch & snacks)

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Fair Housing

Fair Housing Law You can read the complete “Delaware Fair Housing Act” on the Delaware Code Website. Why Fair Housing Matters View videos about why the Fair Housing Act is so important. Fair Housing Cases and Decisions The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charged with primary responsibility for enforcing the Fair […]

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Protected Classes

Age Creed Disability Status Familial Status How to File A Complaint Marital Status National Origin Race/Color Religion Sex (Gender) Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Source of Income Age You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your age. It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her age. Age is a […]

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Enforcement & Education

The Division of Human and Civil Rights (DHCR) is the state agency responsible for enforcement of Federal and State Fair Housing and Federal and State Equal Accommodations laws. DHCR acts as the administrative arm of the Delaware Human and Civil Rights Commission. The Commission also participates in mediation of hate crimes, police conflict, school related […]

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Fair Housing Information Center

Your Fair Housing Rights You have a right to live where you want and can afford to live. The laws that protect your rights are Fair Housing Laws. Everyone who lives in the United States is protected from discrimination in housing. This includes the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings; lending; home appraisal; insurance and […]

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Other Resources

Caselaw: Cases and Codes – FindLaw Caselaw Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow Community Legal Aid Delaware Consumer Financial Protection Bureau DE State Housing Authority Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division Fair Housing Accessibility First First State Community Action Agency HUDUSER International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies National Association of Human Rights […]

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Why Fair Housing Matters

Learn why the Fair Housing Act is so important. Watch “Nationwide NFHA Seven Days” in partnership with National Fair Housing Alliance. Watch Matter Of Place, a documentary film that shines a bright light on housing discrimination, one of the most shrouded and misunderstood civil rights issues in America, by The Fair Housing Justice Center. Watch […]

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Fair Housing Facts You Should Know

Fair Housing Month is recognized each year in April to commemorate the April 11, 1968 date when President Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act into Law.

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Fair Housing Cases & Decisions

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charged with primary responsibility for enforcing the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The Division of Human and Civil Rights is substantially equivalent to HUD in investigating charges of housing discrimination in Delaware. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) also pursues fair housing claims under certain circumstances, […]

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