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Fair Housing


Fair Housing

The City of Roanoke Fair Housing Board would like to provide a valuable resource to help you understand the federal, state, and local laws as they pertain to fair housing. To learn more about Fair Housing and how it affects YOU, the City of Roanoke's publication, Fair Housing, What You Need To Know booklet is provided for your convenience.

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing transactions including rentals, home sales, advertising, mortgage lending, home improvements, and zoning activities, but only if one is discriminated on the basis of one of the following protected classes as defined by federal, state, and /or local law, as follows:
  • Race
  • National Origin
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Handicap
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia law adds Elderliness, and
  • The City of Roanoke law adds Age and Marital Status
The City of Roanoke's Fair Housing Ordinance adopted October 1, 2007 is available for your convenience.

The Virginia Fair Housing Office website provides additional information regarding:
  • Fair Housing Providers
  • Fair Housing Consumers
  • Protected Classes
  • Fair Housing Advertising
  • Training Seminars Schedule
  • Filing a Complaint
  • Fair Housing Law and Regulations
To file a Fair Housing Complaint with the Virginia Fair Housing Office:
You may file a complaint by downloading the Fair Housing Complaint Form. Once you print and complete the form, please mail or fax a copy to the address shown below:
    Virginia Fair Housing Office
    3600 West Broad Street, 5th Floor, Room 554
    Richmond, VA 23230
    804- 367-8530

The Fair Housing Complaint form requires the free to view.

Fair Housing Update
The Virginia Fair Housing Board has officially promulgated the new regulations requested by the Virginia Apartment & Management Association, Inc. that lowers the Fair Housing certification fees. This update from the Virginia Fair Housing Board is available here for your convenience.

For more information, contact Crystal Hypes at (540) 853-5681.