Fair Housing - VAWA

Fair Housing

Discrimination in housing and housing-related transactions is prohibited under Federal and State Law. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.  The Montana Human Rights Act extends protections to also prohibit housing discrimination because of: creed, marital status, and age.

GFHA fully complies with all federal and state nondiscrimination laws and regulations and is committed to fair and equal treatment to all persons. GFHA provides reasonable accommodations and modifications to persons with disabilities, and our office is accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Special accommodations are available for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency upon request and within reason, including alternative formats of information distribution and/or translated versions of forms and documents.

Montana Fair Housing

501 East Front Street, Suite 504

Butte, MT 59701

(406) 782-2573

(800) 929-2611

Montana Relay Service: 711

Montana Human Rights Bureau

406-444-6543

800-542-0807

HUD Region VIII – Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming

Denver Regional Office of FHEO

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

1670 Broadway

Denver, Colorado 80202

(303) 672-5437

(800) 877-7353

TTY (303) 672-5248

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, provides protections for all applicants, tenants, and participants from being denied assistance on the basis or as a direct result of being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It also covers the victim’s immediate family members and other household members (even if they are not related to the victim by blood or marriage). You don’t have to be married to or living with the abuser to be protected by VAWA. Contact our office for additional information and applicable forms.