Fair Housing

The City of Fremont is committed to promoting Fair Housing efforts through fair and equal housing opportunities for its citizens.

Fair Housing is the right for all people to have safe, decent housing and be able to get this housing without discrimination. City, State, and Federal Fair Housing Laws require that all people have an equal opportunity to buy, rent, or live in housing. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions.

Federal Fair Housing Laws prohibit discrimination based on:
• Race
• Color
• Religion
• National Origin
• Sex
• Family Status
• Disability

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

What Is Prohibited?
• Refuse to rent or sell housing
• Refuse to negotiate for housing
• Make housing unavailable
• Deny a dwelling
• Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
• Provide different housing services or facilities
• Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
• For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
• Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.

Where to File Complaints
Complaints of discrimination in housing can be filed with the City of Fremont, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission or the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Complaints to the City can be filed in writing to:
City Administrator
City of Fremont
400 E Military
Fremont, NE 68025

More information about the Fair Housing act can be found at the city's website at www.fremontne.gov or the HUD website at www.hud.gov