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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, contact or call (540) 853-5681.

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 was adopted October 1, 2007.

The Virginia Fair Housing Office 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 contacting the state office at the address shown below:

    Virginia Fair Housing Office
    3600 West Broad Street, 5th Floor, Room 554
    Richmond, VA 23230
    804- 367-8530

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