Fair Housing Policy

Home Is The Foundation firmly believes that choosing a home directly impacts the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and economic destiny of those involved. Therefore Home Is The Foundation is committed to the letter and spirit of the Federal Fair Housing Act and all other federal and state laws enacted to guarantee a rental market free from discrimination.

Home Is The Foundation WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE! The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race or color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18)
  • Mental or Physical Handicap (Disability)

In the Rental of Housing: Home Is The Foundation will not take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial
status or handicap;

  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for rent
  • Deny anyone access to a facility or service related to the rental of housing
  • Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting other who exercise that right
  • Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based applicant being a member of a protected class.

Disabled Person’s Policy for rental applicants:

  • Has a physical or mental disability (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex and mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such a disability or
  • Are regarded as having such a disability

Home Is The Foundation will not:

  • Refuse to allow reasonable modifications to their dwelling or common use areas, at their own expense, if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing. However, we may permit changes only if the tenant agrees to restore the property to its original condition when they move.
  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing.However, housing will not be made available to a person who is a direct threat to the health or safety of others or to anyone who knowingly uses illegal drugs.

Occupancy Policy
Home Is The Foundation follows HUD’s recommended guideline of allowing two persons per sleeping room. Please visit HUD’s website for more information: http://www.hud.gov