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What Is Discrimination in Housing?

The City of Boulder’s Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination in Housing.

The following are examples of actions by housing providers which are prohibited when based on membership in a protected class:

  • Refusing to show, rent or sell
  • Charging higher rates to buy or rent
  • Asking for a larger or additional security deposit
  • Advertising a preference for a certain type of person to buy or rent a living unit
  • Denying access or use of the facility or service that is normally available with occupancy
  • Refusing to allow reasonable accommodations for an aide, service animal, parking, or physical modification

This local law applies to housing professionals and individuals within the Boulder city limits, including:

  • Real Estate Firms
  • Leasing Agents
  • Lenders and Bankers
  • Appraisers
  • Landlords

The deadline for filing a complaint of discrimination in Housing is within one year of the alleged violation.