Housing Discrimination

Fair housing laws were enacted to ensure everyone has equal access to the housing of their choice.

Protected classes in housing include: Race, Color, Religion, Creed, National Origin/Ancestry, Sex, Disability/Handicap, Sexual Orientation (including Transgender Status), Marital Status, and Familial Status (children under the age of 18 in the household).

Examples of discriminatory housing allegations based on membership in a protected class include, but are not limited to: refusal to rent, unequal terms and conditions, discriminatory financing, failure to provide reasonable accommodation or modification for a person with a disability, refusal to sell, and retaliating against someone who has exercised his/her fair housing rights.

Aggrieved individuals who believe they have been subject to housing discrimination based on their protected class status have one year to file from the last date of discriminatory harm to file a complaint with CCRD.  Aggrieved individuals who believe they have been subject to housing discrimination based on their protected class status have two years from the last date of discriminatory harm to file a court action.

If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation in order to access CCRD's services, please call 303-894-2997 (local), 800-262-4845 (voice), 711 TTD - Relay, Hotline Español: 720-432-4294,​ send an email to dora_CCRD@state.co.us, or request an accommodation in person at CCRD's office.

  • Filing a Charge of Discrimination in person at CCRD can be done in two ways:  (1)  With an appointment (note that appointment times are limited):  When:  Tuesdays (that are not State holidays), Time: 8:30 a.m.; OR(2) Without an appointment:  When:  Tuesdays (that are not State holidays):  Time:  between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

    • Location, phone, fax and email of the Colorado Civil Rights Division where you can come to file a Discrimination Charge in person:  1560 Broadway, Lobby Level Welcome Center, Denver, Colorado; Main phone:  303-894-2997, V/TTD--Relay:  711, fax:  303-894-7830, Hotline Español:  720-432-4294, email:  CCRD@dora.state.co.us

    • If you have a disability and need an accommodation while visiting the office, please let the office know in advance so we can make appropriate arrangements for you.

    • Your may complete your Complaint Intake Packet by using CaseConnect (below)  prior to filing of a Charge of Discrimination in person.

Learn about CaseConnect and file a complaint intake form. CaseConnect is the Colorado Civil Rights Division’s electronic case management system which allows for online submission of intake and case information as well as evidence.  The system also enables parties to check the status of discrimination claims and communicate with the Division. 

If you do not have access to a computer, you may print out, complete and submit a Housing Discrimination Intake Packet (en Español).