Fair Housing in Louisiana

Ensuring the Opportunity for Choice

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 and their impact on daily activities.  We have gathered several fair housing resources on this page to help answer many of your fair housing questions.

    • Housing Providers

      This page provides some 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.   

    • 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.

    • Fair Housing Training

      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.

    • Fair Housing Resources

      This page provides a variety of fair housing resources for individuals and organizations including important cases, statutes and regulations and links to other sources for information and assistance.

Violations

Suspected Fair Housing Act violations can be reported to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.