Fair Housing

What is Fair Housing?

Fair housing means that all people have the right to choose where they want to live, without being subjected to discrimination.

Why Does Fair Housing Matter?

Welcoming all people into a neighborhood builds vibrant and thriving communities. When people feel welcomed, they take pride in their homes, make connections with their neighbors, invest in local businesses and, in turn, make the community appealing to others.

Who is Protected by Fair Housing?

Fair housing laws protect all people seeking housing. This includes renters, homebuyers and people getting a mortgage or homeowners insurance. Federal and state fair housing laws guarantee that regardless of someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability, they can choose the housing that is best for them.

What Does the Fair Housing Program Do?

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF) offers a variety of services and programs centered on Fair Housing for people throughout New Jersey, ensuring everyone knows their rights.