We provide education and outreach on fair housing issues to residents, advocates and service providers throughout NC.
We offer legal representation to individuals who have been discriminated against.
We have published many resources on fair housing.
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A Message from Our Directors

The Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina is the state’s only statewide full-serve fair housing organization. What does this mean?

 

It means that we represent victims of housing discrimination, such as a resident of Robeson County who suffered harassment and discrimination from a neighbor who made threats against her because of her race. Or a woman with disabilities in Greensboro who was denied entry into a homeless shelter because of her assistance animal. Or a resident of Hertford County who was sexually harassed and assaulted by her landlord.

 

It means we provide training to tenants, community groups, landlords, property managers, and other housing providers about their rights and responsibilities under federal and state Fair Housing Laws.

 

It means we conduct fair housing testing to help determine whether landlords and property managers, real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and property insurers are complying with fair housing laws, to offer services to all North Carolinians, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability.

 

The Fair Housing Project provides services to members of all protected classes, with special emphasis on underserved areas and populations including immigrants, residents who are non-English speaking or have limited English proficiency, rural residents, persons with disabilities, homeless individuals, and persons residing in areas with large concentrations of people of color.

 

If you believe you have been discriminated against or need other assistance, please contact us at (855) 797-3247.