Fair Housing Choice is defined as the ability of all persons to have the same housing opportunities as every other member of society. Ogden City, in conjunction with HUD Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity and Utah State Labor Division, supports adherence to Fair Housing Laws and Practices. Detailed definitions for Utah State Fair Housing topics may be found at Utah Code Title 57 - Chapter 21 - Utah Fair Housing Act.
The Protected Classes
The Federal Fair Housing Act, passed in 1968 and amended in 1989, prohibits discrimination in housing practices against any person because of the following reasons:
- National origin
- Familial status
- Source of income.
These are referred to as protected classes. If you feel you have experienced housing discrimation submit your complaint directly to UALD - Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division.
It is discriminatory to refuse a disabled person the opportunity to modify housing, at his or her own expense, with reasonable changes to correct accessibility issues.
Real Estate Rentals, Sales, and Mortgage Lending
It is discriminatory to advertise the sale or rental of a dwelling with literature or marketing practices expressing a preference, limitation or requirement against any of these protected classes. It is also discriminatory to refuse service or deny the opportunity to acquire mortgage lending to any of these protected classes for any reason related to being a member of a protected class.
Rental housing in the city should be maintained in a manner that provides safe and habitable living conditions for tenants. If you are living in substandard rental housing that is in need of repair, with conditions threatening the health or safety of your household, please contact the offices of Ogden City Code Enforcement.
Ogden City offers financial incentives through the Good Landlord Program to rental property owners and managers who actively implement practices to improve the quality and condition of their rental units. If you are an owner of rental property in the City, then you can register to receive training that will qualify you for substantial savings toward business licensing expenses. Please contact Business Licensing for more information about this opportunity.
If you feel you have experienced housing discrimination, or have been the victim of housing discrimination, and you would like more information about how to file a complaint, please contact Ogden City Community Development.
You may also submit your complaint directly:
UALD (Utah Anti-Discrimination & Labor Division)
160 East 300 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Telephone: (801) 530-6800
Toll Free: (800) 530-5090