To view St. Lucie County's Fair Housing Ordinance, click here.
What is housing discrimination?
- A refusal to sell, rent, or show available housing;
- Requiring different terms and conditions for identical dwellings, i.e. charging higher rent, security deposit for different tenants;
- Being told that the dwelling isn’t right for you or your family;
- Being told that housing isn’t available in an apartment with a “For Rent” sign;
- Housing advertisements that say “no kids” or “adults only";
- A refusal to make a reasonable accommodation or allow a modification to make the dwelling accessible for a person with a disability;
- Harassment or intimidation;
- Offering non‐standard and unfavorable terms in the purchase of a home or property insurance;
- Terms of availability that change between a phone contact and an in‐person visit;
- Being steered to racially segregated neighborhoods during your home search;
- Excessive or inappropriate questioning upon requesting information about a dwelling.
What are my rights?
- National Origin
- Disability (mental and physical)
- Familial Status (presence of children under 18 in the home)
If you suspect discrimination?
You can contact the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity about filing a complaint at (800) 669-9777. For the hearing impaired, call TTY (800) 927-9275. You can also visit HUD online by clicking here.