Federal Fair Housing Act
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, is called the Fair Housing Act. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the federal agency that administers and enforces the Act.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits the denial of housing to a person based on the person's membership in one or more of the classes protected under the Act. The protected classes are: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18). It is therefore illegal to discriminate against a person in the provision of housing because of a person's membership in a protected class.
For brochures in English and Spanish, please click here.
The City of Burlington is committed to affirmatively further fair housing choice by completing an Analysis of Impediments and taking action to eliminate identified impediments through City zoning ordinances, housing programs, and fair housing workshops.
HUD Fair Housing Information
Fair Housing Information provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is located below.
Are you a Victim of Housing Discrimination? (English)
Are you a Victim of Housing Discrimination? (Spanish)
Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All (English)
Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All (Spanish)
Additional Information on Fair Housing Laws, Complaint Process, and Resources can be found at HUD's website located below.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
- HUD Fair Housing Complaint: 1-800-440-8091 or file an online complaint at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint
- Legal Aid of North Carolina: Pittsboro Office - 919-542-0475 or the Fair Housing Project - 1-855-797-3247
Analysis of Impediments and Assessment of Fair Housing
The City is currently updating its Analysis of Impediments and Assessment of Fair Housing for FY2025-2029. Please check the Announcements page for the release of the draft report.