Fair Housing Project

Family Advocacy
Domestic Violence Project
Family Law Project

Children's Advocacy
Children's Healthcare Advocacy Project
Education Advocacy Project
Foster Children's Project
Juvenile Advocacy Project
Relative Caregivers Project

Elder Advocacy
Elder Law Project
Public Guardianship Project

Individual Rights Advocacy
Children's Health and Immigration Project
Consumer Advocacy Unit
Disaster Relief Project
Fair Housing Project
Guardian Advocacy Project
Immigrant Advocacy Project
Wage Dispute Project

Health Advocacy
Coverage to Care Legal Initiative
Medical Legal Partnership Project
Ryan White Legal Project

Community Outreach
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Non-Profit Legal Assistance Project
Pro Bono Project

Resources
How Do I Qualify?
How Do I Get Help?
FAQs

The Legal Aid Society’s Fair Housing Project provides community outreach, education, advocacy, and enforcement of all federal, state, and local fair housing laws for Hendry, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties.  No resident should be denied access to housing based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, marital status*, age*, sexual orientation*, or gender identity/expression*.  * Denotes additional protections for Palm Beach County only. 

Prohibited Acts Under Housing Discrimination Laws:

  • Refuse to rent, sell or negotiate for housing;
  • Deny housing or otherwise make housing unavailable (includes association approval);
  • Falsely claim that housing is not available for inspection, sale or rental;
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for the sale or rental of housing, or for services or facilities related to housing (insurance, appraisals, etc.);
  • Provide different housing services or facilities, including “steering” people to one dwelling instead of another;
  • Advertise or make any statement indicating a limitation or preference based on any of the protected classes;
  • Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right;
  • Persuade an owner to sell or rent housing based on the entry of members of a protected class into a neighborhood (“blockbusting”); or
  • Deny access to or membership in a facility or service (such as multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.

CONTACT OUR FAIR HOUSING PROJECT AT (561) 655-8944 EXT. 324
OR APPLY ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE