We assist people across North Dakota who are experiencing discrimination in their housing transaction or living environment. Our intake specialists work directly with clients to obtain the housing they need or remedy the situation they are already in through landlord mediation or by assisting them through the administrative complaint process.
We provide fair housing education and outreach to housing consumers, housing industry groups, and local governments. This work includes conducting presentations and trainings, producing and distributing fair housing materials, participating in panel discussions, and being a resource for housing discrimination questions. We also partner with agencies and organizations across the state to promote fair housing policies and practices in North Dakota.
We investigate situations where housing discrimination may have occurred through our testing program. Discrimination found through our testing program can be used to assist clients in their housing discrimination complaints or used in an organizational complaint with the goal to end discriminatory practices in the state.
HPFHC Case NO 18-796: HPFHC was contacted by a tenant in Grand Forks who needed a reasonable accommodation for advance notice before the management entered the tenant unit due to history of trauma and mental illness. HPFHC assisted in requesting the accommodation and it was approved. HPFHC Case NO 18-670: HPFHC was contacted by a case worker on behalf of a tenant in Fargo who needed grab bars in the shower but was was told they would have to pay for the cost of grab bars plus cost of reinforcing walls behind the shower. HPFHC advised the the property on design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act. The grab bars were installed and the walls were reinforced in compliance with the Fair Housing Act at no cost to client.