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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

LABOR COMMISSION

Utah Antidiscrimination Division

(UALD)


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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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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.


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Race

Color

Religion

Sex

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

Source of Income (Utah)

National Origin

Disability

PROTECTED CLASSES


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.



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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Administrative Agency Action

  • 180 Days (State Law)

  • 1 year (Federal Law)

    Civil Action

  • 2 years


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Process:

Intake

Mediation

Investigations

Cause:

Conciliation

Enforcement

Judicial Election

Administrative Process

What Happens at UALD


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PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

  • Good Business Practices

  • Standardized Policies & Procedures

  • Business-Related Criteria for Selection

  • Good Customer Service


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PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

  • Communication Skills

    • Poor management practices & inconsistent practices.

  • Designate a Fair Housing Specialist

  • Demonstrate your commitment to FH


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    PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

    • Training

      • Quality of Training

      • Conducted Regularly

    • Fair Housing & Internal Policies

    • Documentation