Fair Housing Links
Fair Housing Links
Local and National Laws
The Montana Human Rights Act governs housing, employment, and disability related issues in Montana.
The Montana Residential Landlord Tenant Act provides the legal framework for redisential rental transactions in Montana
The Fair Housing regulations as published in the Federal Register.
The Federal Fair Housing Act governs discrimination in residential housing transactions.
The CRA is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate.
ECOA protects you during all aspects of a credit transaction.
The HMDA requires lending institutions to report public loan data.
TILA promotes informed consumer credit use by requiring institutions to disclose certain information to the consumer.
Montana Public Interest Research Group offers a great deal of information regarding landlord tenant issues.
The City of Billings has numerous reports and resources related to fair and affordable housing available online including the Consolidated Plan, Housing Needs Survey, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, and Fair Housing Action Plan.
NeighborWorks aims to create sustainable homeownership opportunities and improving the availability of affordable rental for low and moderate income Montana families.
How to File a Complaint
Montana Fair Housing investigates complaints and provides educational programs throughout the state.
You can file a discrimination complaint with the Montana Human Rights Bureau by calling 1-800-542-0807 or TDD at 406-444-9696 (or via relay at 711).
File a discrimination complaint with HUD online, or by calling 1-800-877-7353 (hearing impaired call 1-800-927-9275).
Accessiblity Guidelines and Requests for Reasonable Accomodation
Resources for persons with disabilities who need to request reasonable accommodations or modifications.
Montana Legal Services Association offers free legal assistance to those who meet certain guidelines.
Yellowstone County Self Help Law Center
The Self Help Law Center can provide assistance in filing documents to those persons wishing to initiate or respond to civil legal actions without hiring an attorney. Room 304 Yellowstone County Courthouse. (406) 869-3531.