Fair Housing Is Your Right
The City of Rio Rancho is dedicated to affirmatively furthering fair housing by making the public aware of their fair housing rights. Our goal is to provide citizens with an understanding of what “fair housing” is, what fair housing rights are protected under the law, types of illegal discriminatory actions, and how to file a Fair Housing Complaint.
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the federal Fair Housing Act, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings based on race, color, religion, sex/gender, or national origin. The 1988 Fair Housing Amendments Act expanded coverage to prohibit discrimination based on mental or physical disability or familial status. The Fair Housing Act covers most housing, with certain exceptions.