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No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, marital status age, use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or sexual orientation/gender identity:

  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan
  • Refuse to provide information regarding loans
  • Impose different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points or fees
  • Discriminate in appraising property
  • Refuse to purchase a loan
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for the sale of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection or sale
  • Persuade owners to sell (blockbusting)
  • Deny access to, or membership in, a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale of housing
  • Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owneroccupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act. For more information, view the real estate advertising guidance (PDF) provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Have you experienced fair housing discrimination? Click here to learn how to file a complaint.

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
E-mail: Community.Services@clark.wa.gov
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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