Fair Housing Links

Fair Housing Links

Local and National Laws

Montana Human Rights Act

The Montana Human Rights Act governs housing, employment, and disability related issues in Montana.

Montana Residential Landlord Tenant Act

The Montana Residential Landlord Tenant Act provides the legal framework for redisential rental transactions in Montana

Fair Housing Regulations

The Fair Housing regulations as published in the Federal Register.

The Federal Fair Housing Act

The Federal Fair Housing Act governs discrimination in residential housing transactions.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

The CRA is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate.

ECOA

ECOA protects you during all aspects of a credit transaction.

The HMDA

The HMDA requires lending institutions to report public loan data.

TILA

TILA promotes informed consumer credit use by requiring institutions to disclose certain information to the consumer.

Violence against women Act

Related Organizations

Montana Public Interest Group

Montana Public Interest Research Group offers a great deal of information regarding landlord tenant issues.

The City of Billings

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 of Montana

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

Montana Fair Housing investigates complaints and provides educational programs throughout the state.

Montana Human Rights Bureau

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).

HUD

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

Requesting a Reasonable Accomodation

Resources for persons with disabilities who need to request reasonable accommodations or modifications.

Legal Resources

Montana Legal Services Association

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.