The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing.
Fair Housing Brochure
This brochure linked to below is designed to provide general information to the residents of the Pikes Peak region about fair housing laws and practices and related landlord/tenant issues. It is divided into three sections.
- Explanation of the Fair Housing Act.
- Landlord/Tenant Information which provides information for both landlords and tenants regarding the rights and responsibilities of both parties.
- The Community Resources section contains a directory of useful local, state, and federal agencies.
While the information in the brochure is provided to help individuals avoid or resolve conflicts in the area of housing, the information contained herein is not, and cannot substitute for legal advice about a specific problem that you may be encountering. For a legal opinion concerning a specific problem that you may be having, please consult an attorney.
Download the Brochures
You may request a printed copy of the brochure from the Community Development Division
Learn and Get Help
In collaboration with community partners such as Colorado Legal Services, Pikes Peak Library District and The Justice Center, the Division provides workshops and materials to educate the public on renter rights.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is charged with enforcement of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). Access regular training workshops sponsored by CCRD on their website.
Fair housing laws were enacted to ensure everyone has equal access to the housing of their choice. Fair housing laws apply to housing providers (landlords), but also real estate brokers, mortgage lenders, homeowner associations, and others.
Navigating Reasonable Accommodations Interactive Tool
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, requires the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its recipients of federal financial assistance to do more than simply not discriminate; they must take meaningful actions to overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities.
This requirement is referred to as “affirmatively further fair housing” or “AFFH.” The obligation to affirmatively further fair housing requires recipients of HUD funds to take meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. For more detail, visit
New AFFH Rulemaking in 2023 – Public Comment to be Accepted. Learn about new rulemaking for AFFH.
Fair Housing Storytelling - Close to Home
In 2019, the City’s Community Development Division gathered stories from residents at an event called Close to Home using first-person interviews.