Utah Anti-Discrimination &
If you think you have experienced Utah and Federal Agencies: Labor Division (UALD)
discrimination, in the sale, rental or All complaints filed with the Utah Anti-
finance of housing, please provide Discrimination Division (UALD), are also con-
us with the following information: sidered simultaneously filed with the U.S. De-
partment of Housing and Urban Development
Your Name, Address & Phone: (HUD).
Brief description of the alleged
To file through the court system, you must file
within two-years of the alleged discrimination
discrimination: and you will need your own private attorney.
If you are unable to pay for an attorney, the YOUR RIGHT
court will appoint one for you.
Utah Fair Housing and Civil Court:
You may file with the Utah Anti-
Discrimination & Labor Division (UALD), and
pursue a court civil right of action at the same
Who discriminated against you (respondent).
Please provide us with: Name, address, Resolution Conference:
telephone number, or name of company. The goal of the Utah Fair Housing Office is to
resolve charges of housing discrimination as
quickly as possible. We use conciliation and
mediation techniques to bring cases to a
successful conclusion, with a savings of time
and money for both parties.
You believe that you were subject to dis-
crimination based on any of the following:
❏ National Origin ❏ Familial Status
❏ Color ❏ Religion
❏ Sex ❏ Race
Utah Anti-Discrimination &
Labor Division (UALD)
❏ Handicap or ❏ Source of In collaboration with a grant
from the U.S. Department of
Disability Income (Utah) WWW.LABORCOMMISSION.UTAH.GOV. Housing and Urban
Development Fair Housing
CHECK ALL THAT APPLY Assistance Program.
What is Housing Discrimination? How to Recognize Housing Discrimination : 3. Complete the form, sign it and return it to
our office. Be prepared for a possible
Under the Utah and Federal Fair Housing Most housing discrimination doesn't always interview with one of our Intake Officers to
mean having a door slammed in your face or a file a formal complaint.
Acts, you have the right to rent, purchase, bigoted remark directed your way. Unsuspect-
or finance housing without discrimination ing renters or home buyers may be politely 4. Once a complaint has been filed, we will
turned away from the housing of their choice, assign a number to your claim, which will
based on your race, color, national origin, even though they are qualified. create a case file for you.
religion, sex, familial status (families with chil-
dren under 18), or disability. Additionally, ⇒ In Maryland, three African men were 5. Once the case has been created, we will
evicted by a landlord who terminated their send a copy of the complaint to you (the
under the Utah Fair Housing Act, you also leases and immediately leased the unit to Complainant), and the party you are charg-
white tenants. ing with discrimination (the Respondent).
have the right to select housing regardless of
your source of income (for example, if you ⇒ In California, a woman with a disability Are there any deadlines for filing a
receive state, local, or federal government who uses a service animal, was refused a housing discrimination claim with the
rental unit in an apartment with a "no- Antidiscrimination Division or HUD?
assistance, including housing vouchers). pets" policy.
To file under Utah Law with our office, you
What Housing is Covered? ⇒ In Ohio, a Hispanic woman was denied must file your charge within 180 days of the
housing because of an unlawful "no kids" alleged discrimination.
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. policy.
To file under Federal law with HUD, you must
In some circumstances, the Act exempts
How to File a Complaint file within one year. Our office can provide
owner-occupied buildings with no more you with the U.S. Department of Housing and
Anyone who believes that he/she is a victim of Urban Development (HUD) form.
than four units, single-family homes sold
Housing Discrimination or harassment, may file
or rented without the use of a broker and a complaint with the Utah Anti-Discrimination What does it cost to file a charge?
housing operated by organizations and Division. There is no cost for filing a charge of housing
To file your complaint of housing discrimina- discrimination.
private clubs that limit occupancy to mem- tion, complete the following steps:
bers. For more Information Contact:
1. Obtain a Housing Questionnaire directly
from our office. Heber Wells Building,
Utah Anti-Discrimination & Labor Division
160 E. 300 So. 3rd. Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah. 84114-6630 (UALD)
Remember to save all receipts, Heber Wells Building
applications, business cards, 160 East 300 South - 3rd Floor
2. Or go to our website and print a copy:
or other documents received Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6630
www.laborcommission.utah.gov. Phone: (801) 530-6801 or
during your meetings. Then click on UALD and select Fair
1-800-222-1238 (Utah only)
Housing. TDD: (801) 530-7685