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Community and Internet Resources


Housing: Fair Housing



National:
State Listings:  WI   (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


National

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training curriculum, as well as a toll-free information line and website designed to provide technical guidance to the public. The information line can be reached by calling (888) 341-7781.

National Fair Housing Advocate offers current news and headlines concerning fair housing issues. They offer legal research tools, such as a case database and statutory material. Also, they have other resources including an event calendar, agency finder, job listings, helpful links and a discussion room.

New Sign Rental Housing Rights for Disabled Tenants - Under federal law, disabled tenants and prospective tenants with a disability have the right to apply for and live in a rental unit regardless of their impairment. When a landlord rejects disabled tenants based on the use of a discriminatory housing practice, they have violated the law. A Landlord May Not Ask Discriminatory Questions, Mental Illness and the Possibility of Direct Threats, The Right to an Accommodation, The Right to Make a Modification, Offering Proof of a Disability and the Need for Accommodation or Modification,and Protect Your Rights as a Disabled Tenant are all included in this guide.


State Listings


Wisconsin

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. promotes fair housing throughout the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area and provides services to ensure fair housing. Services include, counseling and investigation into complaints, fair housing education and home seeker services. For more information, call (414) 278-1240.

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