Under the Fair Housing Act, it is against the law to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin related to housing activities. These activities include:

• The sale or rental of housing or residential lots

• Advertising the sale or rental of housing

• Financing of housing

• The provision of real estate brokerage services, and

• The appraisal of housing.

Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint of housing discrimination to toll free 1-800-669-9777. This public service announcement has been brought to you by the Scott County Mayor’s Office.