Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination. You cannot be denied access to a home on the basis of your color, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status.

LHC Commitment

The LHC is committed to ensuring that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing. To effectively meet its mission, the LHC must guarantee that housing opportunities are afforded to our citizens without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.

Over the last several years, the LHC has developed a renewed and fortified focus on fair housing and to ensuring the provision of fair housing throughout Louisiana. This focus has been directed at providing fair housing related services including education and outreach to all involved in the housing process – from developers to landlords to realtors and tenants and homebuyers.

Fair Housing Basics

Homebuyers, renters, housing providers, housing developers, mortgage brokers, and leasing/loaning agents will benefit from a greater understanding of the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Louisiana Fair Housing Opportunity Act, as well as from their impact on daily activities. We have gathered several fair housing resources on this page to help answer many of your fair housing questions.

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For Housing Providers

This page provides basic information about a housing provider’s responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. Housing providers include people in the business of renting, managing, selling, financing or providing other housing-related services.

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For Lenders And Real Estate Professionals

Lenders, real estate brokers and agents, management companies and leasing agents must be mindful of how Fair Housing laws impact both their marketing and their lending and leasing decisions.

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The LHC encourages all housing providers to attend fair housing training at least once a year. This page provides information concerning various fair housing trainings held across the nation.

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Housing Heroes Initiative

In response to natural disasters and the on-going pandemic, the Office of the Governor, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) has implemented the Housing Heroes Initiative. 

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