Fair Housing


Fair Housing—It’s not an Option, It’s the Law!

The federal Fair Housing Act gives you the right to rent or buy a home without discrimination. Fair housing laws identify certain groups of people, called "protected classes." Protected classes include: race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability. The New Mexico Human Rights Act also prohibits discrimination based upon ancestry, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation and gender identity. The Fair Housing Act covers most housing, with certain exceptions, and makes it illegal to discriminate against any person in the sale, rental and financing of housing.

Below are links to resources that can assist you with corrective and enforcement issues. For more direction and assistance, please contact the Housing & Family Services Section at 575-528-3022 or e-mail to: fairhousing@las-cruces.org.

City of Las Cruces Resources:

Fair Housing pamphlets in English, or in Spanish.
Disability and Fair Housing FAQ
Fair Housing for Landlords FAQ

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Resources:

Fair Housing Access First website
Fair Housing Pamphlet in English and Spanish.

How to File a Fair Housing Discrimination Complaint:

HUD Online Complaint form
New Mexico Human Rights Division Intake form
City of Las Cruces Complaint Referral form

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
500 Gold Avenue SW, 7th Floor, Suite 7301
Albuquerque, N.M. 87102
Telephone: (505) 346-6463
Toll-free: 1-800-669-9777
WEBSITE

Disability Rights New Mexico
133 Wyatt Drive, Suite 11
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Tele: (575) 541-1305
Fax: (575) 647-9056
State-wide Toll Free: 1-800-432-4682
Email: info@drnm.org
WEBSITE

New Mexico Human Rights Division
Telephone: (505) 827-6838
Toll-free: 1-800-566-9471
WEBSITE
 
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