Fair Housing 

Fair Housing Laws protect the housing rights of all individuals residing in Memphis and Shelby County from discrimination in the housing opportunities market

Survey Opportunity- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

The City of Memphis and Shelby County are collaborating on a regional housing and economic opportunity study.

We want to hear from you: What is your housing story? What challenges do you face in finding the housing you need? Can your family find quality schools and employment? Do you think you have experienced housing discrimination?

Help us find solutions to challenges by taking a survey by July 15!

Please click on this link:  www.research.net/r/Memphis-Shelby-AI or copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser. (En Español @ https://es.research.net/r/Memphis-Shelby-AI-sp)

Thank you for participating! Please tell your friends, family and coworkers about the survey.

This survey is being conducted by BBC Research & Consulting, a community consulting firm in Denver. The survey is completely confidential. Your responses will be combined with other responses and used for statistical purposes only. Taking the survey is survey is optional.

If you would like to request assistance with the survey or an alternative format contact Jen Garner at jgarner@bbcresearch.com or 800-748-3222 ext. 236.

In the Sale and Rental of Housing

: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap :

  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
  • For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.

Landlords MAY NOT refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, practices, or services when such accommodation is necessary in order for a person with a disability to use or enjoy the housing.

A building with a "no pets" policy MUST allow tenants with a visual disability the right to keep a service animal.

An apartment that offers tenants unassigned parking MUST honor a request from tenants with a disability in mobility to have reserved parking near their dwelling if it is necessary to assure that they have access to the dwelling.

Multiple-family dwellings designed for first occupancy after March 13, 1991 MUST meet the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. For more on your Fair Housing Rights click on the following link:

Fair Housing -- It's Your Right

Additional Resources

: The following links will take you to other informational sites which provide additional information on Fair Housing and Fair Housing related topics.

The Fair Housing Act

United States Department of Housing & Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Memphis Area Legal Services

Bank on Memphis

Shelby County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

Shelby County Annual Plan

For more Information, Contact


Mario Moton, Fair Housing Officer
Shelby County Department of Housing
1075 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38134
Telephone : (901) 222-7614
Email: levester.moton@shelbycountytn.gov