Fair Housing

You Have a Right to Live Where You Want to Live!

It is against the laws of the United States of America, the State of Florida, Brevard County and the City of Titusville for anyone to refuse to rent, sell or make a housing loan to you because of your race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin or disability.

The City’s fair housing program is designed to affirmatively further fair housing objectives of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, and other relevant federal, state, and local fair housing laws.

Fair Housing - It's the Law!

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"Affirmatively further fair housing" means that the City actively works to reduce illegal housing discrimination. The City promotes equal housing opportunity through education and training, monitoring and investigating fair housing complaints utilizing techniques to support fair housing litigation, and conduct research and studies to identify and address fair housing impediments.

Fair Housing: It’s the Law in the City of Titusville!

Federal Fair Housing Act and The Florida Fair Housing Act make it illegal for anyone to refuse to rent, sell or make a housing loan to you because of the following factors:

  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Race or Color
  • National Origin
  • Familial Status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18)

How Do You Recognize Housing Discrimination?

Based upon the above-listed factors it is against the law to:

  • Advertise housing to preferred groups of people only.
  • Conduct property appraisals in a discriminatory manner.
  • Deny you property insurance.
  • Fail to design and construct housing in an accessible manner.
  • Harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting someone else with their fair housing rights.
  • Refuse to make certain modifications or accommodations for persons with a mental or physical disability, including person(s) recovering from alcohol and substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS-related illnesses.
  • Refuse to provide you with information regarding mortgage loans, deny you a mortgage loan, or impose different terms or conditions on a mortgage loan.
  • Refuse to rent or sell you housing.
  • Show you apartments or homes in certain neighborhoods only.
  • Tell you housing is unavailable when in fact it is available.

If You Don’t Report Discrimination, It Can’t Be Stopped!

If you believe your rights have been violated, the Titusville Neighborhood Services Department is ready to help you file a complaint.

You will need to provide the following information in your complaint:

  • Another contacts name, address and phone number if the agency cannot reach you.
  • A description of what happened to you.
  • A statement as to the date the last act of discrimination occurred. Tell if the alleged discrimination is ongoing.
  • A statement describing where the alleged discrimination occurred with complete address.
  • A statement of who discriminated against you with their name, title and address.
  • A statement telling why you believe you are being discriminated against. (e.g. on the basis of what protected class)
  • Your name, address, and phone number where you can be reached.

Titusville Neighborhood Services Department will refer your complaint to the appropriate enforcement agencies. Please contact our Grants & Contract Compliance Manager at 321-567-3987..

Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Plan

Members of the Brevard County HOME Consortium conducted an assessment of fair housing resulting in the development of the 2023-2028 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan.  The HOME Consortium consists of Brevard County and the Cities of:

  • Cocoa
  • Melbourne
  • Palm Bay
  • Titusville

A copy of the DRAFT AFFH Plan is available HERE  A public hearing will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at City Hall Council Chambers during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.  Public notice AD HERE

Additional Resources

Other agency websites that can answer your questions about fair housing and how to file a fair housing complaint are: