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FAIR HOUSING. LABOR COMMISSION Utah Antidiscrimination Division (UALD). MISSION STATEMENT. To protect and assure that all residents of the State of Utah have equal opportunity to access housing, by investigating and enforcing complaints of housing discrimination and by educating the public. .

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fair housing

FAIR HOUSING

LABOR COMMISSION

Utah Antidiscrimination Division

(UALD)

mission statement
MISSION STATEMENT
  • To protect and assure that all residents of the State of Utah have equal opportunity to access housing, by investigating and enforcing complaints of housing discrimination and by educating the public.
applicable law
APPLICABLE LAW
  • The Utah Fair Housing Act, as amended, U.C.A. 57-21-1, et. seq.
  • The Federal Fair Housing Act, as amended. 42 U.S.C. 3601, et seq.
protected classes
Race

Color

Religion

Sex

Familial Status (families with children under the age of 18)

Source of Income (Utah)

National Origin

Disability

PROTECTED CLASSES
prohibited conduct
Prohibited Conduct

In the following areas:

  • Financing
  • Selling
  • Renting a residential dwelling

If race, color, sex, national origin, disability,

religion, familial status, or source of income are

used as a factor.

prohibited conduct6
Prohibited Conduct
  • Refusing to Rent or Sell Housing
  • Making Housing Unavailable
  • Setting different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling (For example, different deposit rates, restricting access to facilities, etc).
prohibited conduct7
Prohibited Conduct
  • Falsely denying housing is available.
  • Blockbusting (For profit, persuading

owners to sell or rent).

  • Denying anyone access or

membership in a facility or services.

prohibited conduct8
Prohibited Conduct
  • Advertising in a discriminatory manner
  • Making any type of verbal or written statement that indicates a discriminatory limitation or preference
  • Refusing to make a mortgage loan
  • Refusing to provide information regarding loans
prohibited conduct9
Prohibited Conduct
  • Imposing different terms and conditions for purchasing a loan
  • Discriminating in appraising real property
  • Refusing to purchase a loan
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Prohibited Conduct

RETALIATION

It is illegal to threaten, coerce, intimidate,

or interfere with anyone or anyone

assisting others in exercising their rights

under the fair housing laws.

housing covered
Housing Covered

Most type of housing is covered including

housing that is privately owned.

Exceptions:

  • Owner occupied - no more than four units
  • Single Family house sold or rented without a broker
  • Housing operated by organizations & private clubs that limits occupancy to members.
statute of limitations
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Administrative Agency Action

  • 180 Days (State Law)
  • 1 year (Federal Law)

Civil Action

  • 2 years
what happens at uald
Process:

Intake

Mediation

Investigations

Cause:

Conciliation

Enforcement

Judicial Election

Administrative Process

What Happens at UALD
preventative measures
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
  • Good Business Practices
  • Standardized Policies & Procedures
  • Business-Related Criteria for Selection
  • Good Customer Service
preventative measures16
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
  • Communication Skills
      • Poor management practices & inconsistent practices.
  • Designate a Fair Housing Specialist
  • Demonstrate your commitment to FH
preventative measures17
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
  • Training
    • Quality of Training
    • Conducted Regularly
  • Fair Housing & Internal Policies
  • Documentation
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