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The Fair Housing Implementation Council was established in July 2002 to initiate activities in the metropolitan area that are designed to stop discrimination and promote integration. These activities are a response to the 2001 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, an educational tool for housing planners, policy makers and industry professionals. Based on Action Plan Recommendations, the Fair Housing Implementation Council has worked on issues including:
- Tenant Screening Best Practices
- Supply and Demand for Accessible Housing
- Limited English Proficiency
- Fair Housing Testing
- Information and Outreach
The Fair Housing Implementation Council believes it is important for everyone to understand how they are protected from housing discrimination. Take a look at these entertaining videos to learn about your Fair Housing rights.
If you suspect you have been subject to unfair housing practices, the following resources are available to help:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Fair Housing Hotline
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides free legal representation and advice to low-income people in Saint Paul and 33 counties in southern Minnesota. Its Housing Equity Law Project provides fair housing enforcement services, including negotiating settlements and representing people in court and administrative proceedings.