Fair Housing Program

WHAT IS FAIR HOUSING?
Do you know what the law has to say?

  • Housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, or age is illegal.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1866 bars all racial discrimination, private as well as public in the sale or rental of property.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination on the sale, rental and leasing of housing in the U.S. because of race, color, religion, national origin and sex.
  • The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 says it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age.
  • The Ohio Civil Rights Housing Law prohibits the discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, handicap & age.
  • The goal of the Fair Housing Office is to enable all citizens, and prospective citizens of the City of Ashland, to acquire and maintain equal housing accommodations. Individuals might otherwise be discouraged or prohibited from equal housing opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. 
  • The Fair Housing Office strives to prevent, discourage and deal with unfair housing practices stemming from prejudices that result from a prospective homeowner or tenant because they are a member of one of the aforementioned groups. 

Fair Housing Related Links:

Ohio Civil Rights Commission:
Phone: (888)-278-7101
Website: http://www.crc.ohio.gov/FilingaCharge/Housing.aspx

US Department of Housing and Urban Development:
Phone: (800)-669-9777
Website: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Ohio Regional Development Corporation:
Phone: (419)-282-4314
Website: http://www.ordevelopment.com/index.php/grants/fair-housing

Local Fair Housing Administration Program:

206 Claremont Avenue, 3rd Floor
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 419-289-8331
Contact: Shane Kremser, P.E
kremser.shane@ashland-ohio.com