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Fair Housing

Fair Housing

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to consider race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or family status in rental, sales, or lending decisions.

The Minnesota Human Rights Law also makes it illegal to discriminate based on creed, marital status, public assistance, or sexual orientation in rental, sales, or lending decisions. 

Fair Housing Videos Courtesy of

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A Good, Safe Place to Live

You have the right to live anywhere you want to, as long as you can afford the rent and honor the terms of the lease. Wherever you choose to live, you both have rights and responsiblites, and so does your landlord. If both tenant and landlord follow the rules and do the right thing, a rented house or apartment becomes a safe and friendly place for you and your family to live. Help is available to find affordable housing or solve housing problems.

Learn more about fair housing in this program "A Good, Safe Place to Live" , available in Somali, Karen, Spanish, Hmong and basic English.  To ask for a DVD, call or email ECHO at 651-229-1304 or email

The Fair Housing Implementation Council invites you to provide comments on the Addendum to the 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC), in cooperation with the Cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, St. Paul, Woodbury, the Counties of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, and the Community Development Agencies of Carver and Scott Counties, has contracted with Mosaic Community Planning, LLC to conduct an Addendum to the FHIC’s 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI Addendum).

This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of the draft AI Addendum. The draft AI Addendum will be available on or about March 1, 2017 at The purpose of the public comment period is to receive comments from the general public concerning the draft AI Addendum. This fair housing planning is required of communities that receive certain funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Written and/or oral comments may be submitted to:

Alyssa Wetzel-Moore, FHIC Chair
Saint Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, 240 City Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-266-8965
Fax: 651-266-8962

E-mail: Alyssa.Wetzel-Moore

Written comments will be accepted now through April 3, 2017. Additionally, several public meetings are being planned throughout the metro area during March 14, 15 and 16, 2017. The locations and times will be listed here as they are finalized.

If you need an accommodation to provide comments or to attend the public meetings, please contact Alyssa Wetzel-Moore five days before the event.