Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.’s Fair Housing Initiative Program strives to eradicate discrimination in housing transactions in the state of Delaware against individuals based on race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. In furtherance of this goal, the program assists people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination through advocacy and enforcement actions; engages in activities designed to encourage fair housing practices through education and outreach state wide; and works to identify barriers to fair housing in order to counteract and eliminate any discriminatory housing practices in Delaware.
Fair Housing Act
The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability. In addition to these protected classes, Delaware’s Fair Housing Act also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, creed, marital status, age, gender identity, and source of income. The Fair Housing Initiative Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) provides representation statewide to Delawareans whose rights have been violated under federal and state fair housing laws in all kinds of matters related to housing.