Under the Fair Housing Act, it’s illegal to deny housing or discriminate against someone based on his or her disability, sex, race, color, national origin, familial status, or religion. Although federal fair housing law does not prohibit discrimination solely based on a veteran’s status, some veterans face discrimination because of a physical or mental/emotional disability.
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination or need help with a reasonable accommodation or modification, please contact the Fair Housing Center at 877-979-FAIR or fill out our online contact form.
Veterans may also encounter discrimination based on source of income (veterans benefits, disability income, etc.) or veteran/military status. In our eight-county service area, source of income is protected in the Cities of Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Jackson, Lansing and Ypsilanti, and veteran status is protected in the City of Lansing.
Additional Military Service Member and Veteran Housing Resources:
- Resources for Homeless Veterans and Homeless Veteran Service Providers
- HUD Guidance Questions & Answers for Reservists, Guardsmen and Other Military Personnel