Other Fair Housing Discrimination Resources
Where can I find the text of the Vermont Fair Housing Act?
The Vermont Fair Housing Act is in Chapter 139 of Title 9 of the Vermont Statutes. The citation is 9 V.S.A. § 4500 et seq. You can find an online version of the entire chapter here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/09/139
Section 4503 of the Act lists “unfair housing practices.” That can be found here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/09/139/04503
Where can I find the rules governing the Human Rights Commission?
The law governing the Human Rights Commission is in Chapter 141 of Title 9 of the Vermont Statutes. The citation is 9 V.S.A. § 4551 et seq. You can find an online version of the entire HRC statute here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/fullchapter/09/141
The HRC also has rules about its processes. Those can be found here: https://hrc.vermont.gov/sites/hrc/files/laws/VHRC-Rules.pdf
When applicable, HRC staff often rely on HUD’s rules and guidance in analyzing whether Fair Housing discrimination has occurred. We have provided links to some of the most commonly used HUD documents below.
Joint Statement of HUD and DOJ on Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act (May 17, 2004): https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/DOC_7771.PDF
HUD’s Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines Q & A: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities/fhefhasp
Joint Statement of HUD and DOJ regarding Accessibility (Design and Construction) Requirements for Covered Multifamily Dwellings Under the Fair Housing Act (April 30, 2013): https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/JOINTSTATEMENT.PDF
HUD’s Fair Lending Guide: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/FAIR_LENDING_GUIDE.PDF
HUD’s Fair Housing: Equal Opportunity for All Brochure: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/FHEO_BOOKLET_ENG.PDF
Looking for more information about Sexual Harassment and Fair Housing?
See HUD’s Questions and Answers on Sexual Harassment Under the Fair Housing Act (November 17, 2008): https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/QANDASEXUALHARASSMENT.PDF
See also HUD’s Final Rule on Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices Under the Fair Housing Act (September 14, 2016): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/14/2016-21868/quid-pro-quo-and-hostile-environment-harassment-and-liability-for-discriminatory-housing-practices