Fair Housing Enforcement

Your Rights

You have the right to look for and enjoy the housing of your choice as long as you qualify. Housing providers are expressly prohibited from denying or limiting your housing choices based on your race, color, religion, national origin, gender, family status, disability, and/or elderliness. Helen Hardiman, founder of Hardiman Law, has been advocating for strengthening and enforcing fair housing laws for over a decade.

Federal Fair Housing Law


Virginia Fair Housing Law


Joint Statement of Reasonable Accommodations Under the Fair Housing Act

What Does Discrimination Look Like?

Sometimes discrimination can be obvious, particularly if a housing provider makes a statement about "what kind" of tenant or buyer they are looking for.  However, most of the time housing discrimination can be hard to identify.  Coded language about schools or neighborhoods, English language requirements, and physical inaccessibility can all be forms of illegal discrimination.  If you feel that you have been discriminated against, Hardiman Law can help you assess your situation and advise you how to best seek justice.

Legal Representation

If you have been discriminated against in a housing transaction, you have several options to enforce your rights.  There are administrative processes at both the state and federal levels for investigating cases and determining whether discrimination occurred. You can also take your case directly to state or federal court. Hardiman Law can help you navigate all of your options and strategize about the best way to vindicate your fair housing rights.

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