Fair Housing

The City of Roanoke Fair Housing Board would like to provide a valuable resource to help you understand the federal, state, and local laws as they pertain to fair housing. To learn more about Fair Housing and how it affects you, contact us.

Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing transactions including rentals, home sales, advertising, mortgage lending, home improvements, and zoning activities, but only if 1 is discriminated on the basis of one of the following protected classes as defined by federal, state, and /or local law, as follows:
  • Color
  • Familial Status
  • Handicap
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • The City of Roanoke law adds Age and Marital Status
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia law adds Elderliness
Fair Housing Ordinance
The City of Roanoke's Fair Housing Ordinance was adopted October 1, 2007.

Other Services
The Virginia Fair Housing Office provides additional information regarding:
  • Fair Housing Advertising
  • Fair Housing Consumers
  • Fair Housing Law and Regulations
  • Fair Housing Providers
  • Filing a Complaint
  • Protected Classes
  • Training Seminars Schedule
File a Fair Housing Complaint with the Virginia Fair Housing Office.