Fair Housing

The El Paso County Economic Development Department is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing within our jurisdiction as delineated in our 2022-2026 Consolidated Plan goal AFH4.


The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. It also prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. Colorado also has our own Anti-discrimination Act that protects us on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, creed, and income. Most housing providers are also required to make reasonable accommodations and allow reasonable modifications that may be necessary for persons with disabilities to enjoy their housing.

Fair Housing Help

Need help filing a fair housing or employment complaint? Make sure you have detailed notes including the name and address of the person(s) or organization your complaint is against, dates the alleged violation happened, and a short description of those events. The websites below can help you get started.

The Independence Center

HUD’s Equal Opportunity Website
United States Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division
Colorado Division of Civil Rights

And remember, retaliation against any person making a complaint, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner is illegal. You can also file a complaint if you believe you have experienced retaliation.