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City of Colorado Springs / Economic Vitality / Frequently Asked Questions / Fair Housing

Frequently Asked Questions - Economic Vitality
Fair Housing

Q: What can you do for me if I believe that my civil rights have been violated?

A: 

We will help you file a formal complaint with Colorado Civil Rights Division.



For more information, contact  or call (719) 385-6877.


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Q: How do I know if my civil rights have been violated?

A: 

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, and familial status. Colorado statute protect the same classes and adds ancestry, marital status, and creed.



For more information, contact  or call (719) 385-6877.


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Q: What can I do if my landlord refuses to let me out of my lease?

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You should consult an attorney. Be sure to have your lease handy. If you cannot afford legal counsel, and qualify financially, Colorado Legal Services at http://www.coloradolegalservices.org/co/index.cfm might be able to help.



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Q: My neighbor and I do not get along and my landlord refuses to let me out of my lease. You handle Fair Housing , what can your office do about this?

A: 

Yes, Housing Development coordinates Fair Housing compliance in Colorado Springs. However, we will only get involved if the tenant believes that he/she has been discriminated against or civil rights have been violated.



For more information, contact  or call (719) 385-5912.


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