How do you recognize discrimination?

Housing discrimination is rarely blatant. It is usually cleverly disguised and, more often than not, is done with a smile and a handshake. Your right to fair housing in Connecticut is violated when you are prevented from doing the activities listed below because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or family status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation or lawful source of income (which means that income from social security,  SSI, housing assistance, child support, alimony, public or general assistance should not restrict your housing rights).

Link to the areas described below to better understand whether what you have experienced could have been illegal discrimination.

Please note that the following is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the state fair housing law. Examples are for illustration only. You may or may not have experienced illegal discrimination. Call our housing unit to discuss your experience and whether you should file a complaint.

Viewing or renting an apartment
Viewing or purchasing a home
Applying for or securing a home loan

To recognize housing discrimination specifically related to children, disabilities/accommodations or sexual harassment, link to:

If You Have Children
Families cannot be denied the housing of their choice simply because they have children.

If You Have A Disability
Discrimination and accommodation.

If You Are Sexually Harassed
How to recognize sexual harassment.