April is Fair Housing Month
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including LGBTQ, gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status.
Know your rights this #FairHousingMonth; follow HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to get the facts.
The Federal Fair Housing Act, passed in 1968 and amended in 1989, prohibits discrimination in housing practices against any person because of the following reasons:
- Familial Status
- National Origin
- Source of Income
Disability / Accessibility
It is discriminatory to refuse a disabled person the opportunity to modify housing, at his or her own expense, with reasonable changes to correct accessibility issues. Learn more about disability/accessibility discrimination by viewing the Utah Code.
Real Estate Rentals, Sales, & Mortgage Lending
It is discriminatory to advertise the sale or rental of a dwelling with literature or marketing practices expressing a preference, limitation or requirement against any of these protected classes. It is also discriminatory to refuse service or deny the opportunity to acquire mortgage lending to any of these protected classes for any reason related to being a member of a protected class.
Rental housing in the city should be maintained in a manner that provides safe and habitable living conditions for tenants. If you are living in substandard rental housing that is in need of repair, with conditions threatening the health or safety of your household, please contact the offices of Ogden City Code Enforcement.
Ogden City offers financial incentives through the Good Landlord Program to rental property owners and managers who actively implement practices to improve the quality and condition of their rental units. If you are an owner of rental property in the City, then you can register to receive training that will qualify you for substantial savings toward business licensing expenses. Please contact Business Licensing for more information about this opportunity.
Learn more about real estate rentals, sales and mortgage lending by viewing the Utah Code.
Report Housing Discrimination
If you feel you have experienced housing discrimination, or have been the victim of housing discrimination, and you would like more information about how to file a complaint, please contact Ogden City Community Development.
You may also submit your complaint directly to the Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division (UALD) located at:
Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division
160 E 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Toll Free Phone: 800-530-5090
Analysis of Impediments/Assessment to Fair Housing Choice
Recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have a duty to affirmatively further fair housing, by taking proactive steps to overcome housing discrimination and segregation. To help meet this requirement, Ogden City has prepared a DRAFT Analysis of Impediments (AI) for public comment.
The AI is a report that identifies fair housing issues in Ogden and the region and outlines goals and strategies to address issues. The fair housing analysis in the AI focuses on patterns of racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, policies and practices that affect fair housing choice, and disproportionate housing needs. The AI process involves an analysis of data provided by HUD, local data from the jurisdictions and PHAs, and feedback gathered from the community. The recommendations in the AI will be used to inform future policies in Ogden City that will promote fair housing choice and inclusive communities. We invite you to review this draft AI and click here to submit comments.
Draft Ogden City Analysis of Impediments pdf (click to view)