What We Do
The Lexington Fair Housing Council is the only private
nonprofit fair housing agency in Kentucky and investigates
complaints throughout the Commonwealth.
The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based
on seven protected classes of individuals (listed at the left.)
The Fair Housing Act is a federal law that applies to all
housing, private or public, and can be enforced in federal
courts, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) or the United States Department of Justice.
The Kentucky Fair Housing Act mirrors the federal Fair
Housing Act, and can be enforced in state courts or by the
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.
Lexington, Covington, Vicco, and
Louisville prohibit discrimination based on sexual
orientation and gender identity.
In buildings with four dwelling units or more, ground floor
apartments and condos in buildings without elevators and all
units in buildings with elevators built after April 1991 must
be accessible for disabled persons who use wheelchairs or have
other mobility impairments. Duplexes built after January 1993
must be accessible under Kentucky's state law. Multistory
condo units and townhomes are exempt from these requirements.
If you have experienced discrimination, the Lexington Fair
Housing Council will investigate your complaint and determine
if there is evidence to file a complaint in court, or with HUD
or a human rights commission. If the Council finds evidence
to support your claims, it will assist you through the process
of your complaint, or will assist you in finding an attorney
to take your case.
The Lexington Fair Housing Council does not charge for its
services. If you have experienced discrimination in your
search for a home, homeowners or renters insurance, or
mortgage financing, call the Lexington Fair Housing Council at
(859) 971-8067. Outside of Lexington, call our offices
toll-free at (866) 438-8617.