Being able to purchase or rent the home of your choice, and receiving fair treatment in the housing market, is vitally important in today’s world. Where you live affects where you can work, where your kids go to school, and many other aspects of your life. Unfortunately, when the Fair Housing Act was passed, many Americans did not have equal access to housing opportunities, and instead lived in a world where housing discrimination on the basis of race, handicap, or religion was commonplace. Over the years, courageous victims of discrimination have stood up for their rights, helping to advance the cause of equality in our housing and rental markets.
Despite the enactment of the Fair Housing Act and the sacrifices made by the heroes of the cause, innocent Floridians continue to be denied access to housing because of their race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or the fact that they have children or a disability. No one deserves to suffer the shame, humiliation, and economic hardships caused by the wrongful denial of a housing opportunity.
The Florida Justice Institute is dedicated to redressing the harms caused by discriminatory housing practices. We bring our cases not only to help make our clients whole, but also to help eradicate discrimination from Florida’s housing and rental markets.