Fair Housing

Equal

Under the City of Euclid Fair Housing Ordinance and the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is against the law to discriminate in housing based upon any of the following factors:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Handicap (if you or someone close to you has a disability)
  • Familial Status (families with children under the age of 18, or who are expecting a child)
  • Ancestry 
  • Military Status
  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Gender Identity

It is unlawful for a person, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, handicap, ancestry, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity to:

  • Refuse to sell, rent or to negotiate for the sale or rental of a house or an apartment or otherwise to make housing unavailable.
  • Discriminate in the terms or conditions for buying or renting a house or apartment.
  • Make, print, publish or post statements or advertisements that a house or apartment is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or handicap.
  • Represent a house or apartment as unavailable when, in fact, it is available.
  • Persuade or attempt to persuade people, for profit, to sell or rent their houses or apartments by representing that minority groups are moving in the area. This conduct is commonly known as “blockbusting.”
  • Deny or make different terms for home loans by commercial lenders, such as banks, savings and loan associations or insurance companies.
  • Deny anyone the use of real estate services, such as a broker or multiple listing service.
  • Coerce, intimidate, threaten or interfere with anyone exercising or encouraging others to exercise rights granted under the Federal Fair Housing Act.

 


For more information regarding fair housing, landlord tenant issues, or if you feel you are the victim of housing discrimination, contact:

The Housing Research &
Advocacy Center
3631 Perkins Ave., Suite 3A-2
Cleveland, OH  44114
216-361-9240

The Cleveland Tenants Organization
3631 Perkins Ave., Suite 3A4
Cleveland, OH  44114
216-432-0617

The City of Euclid
Neighborhood Programs Manager
585 East 222nd Street
Euclid, OH  44123
216-289-8141
mcastelletti@cityofeuclid.com

 


2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The City of Euclid, as a recipient of Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Funds, is charged with affirmatively furthering fair housing. To that end, the City periodically conducts an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), a document that analyzes the current state of housing discrimination in the community and makes recommendations based on those identified impediments. You can download Euclid’s most recent AI here: Euclid_AI_2014.pdf