The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of color. That means that no person may discriminate against a person because of the visible color of their skin. Discrimination based on color can occur between people who are the same race, as well as between people of a different race or ethnicity. Examples of discrimination based on color include:
- Refusing to rent or sell to someone based on the color of their skin
- Refusing to negotiate for housing or making housing otherwise unavailable
- Providing different terms, rules or conditions to people of different skin color
- Imposing different or higher rates or fees to people of different skin color
- Steering or otherwise encouraging people of a certain skin tone to live in certain areas.
If you are a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia and feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, please report the suspected discrimination.