The City’s fair housing program is designed to affirmatively further fair housing objectives of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, and other relevant federal, state, and local fair housing laws.
“Affirmatively further fair housing” means that the City actively works to reduce illegal housing discrimination. The City promotes equal housing opportunity through education and training, monitoring and investigating fair housing complaints utilizing techniques to support fair housing litigation, and conduct research and studies to identify and address fair housing impediments.
Fair Housing Act
Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, handicap, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of their children under 18).
Fair Housing Reports
If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you may file a discrimination complaint by clicking on any of the following links:
- City of Ames Human Relations Commission
- Iowa Civil Rights Commission
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)