Fair Housing & COVID-19

COVID-19 Virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to raise fair housing concerns, particularly because of race, national origin, disability, and/or age. For example, housing providers may refuse to negotiate with persons that they perceive, on the basis of race or national origin, to be associated with an area where a COVID-19 outbreak is prevalent. Persons with disabilities, including persons who live in institutional settings or older persons who have impairments that put them at higher risk for infection, may also face discriminatory treatment.

If you believe you’ve experienced housing discrimination, contact the Orange County Human Rights and Relations Department at 919-245-2487, Human_Relations@orangecountync.gov, or on our website at: orangecountync.gov/fairhousing

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La pandemia del COVID-19 tiene el potencial de generar preocupaciones con respecto a vivienda justa, particularmente debido a la raza, el origen nacional, la discapacidad y la edad.  Por ejemplo, los proveedores de vivienda pueden negarse a negociar con personas que, según su origen nacional o racial, se perciben que están asociadas con un área donde prevalece un brote de COVID-19. Las personas con discapacidades, incluyendo las personas que viven en entornos institucionales o las personas mayores que tienen discapacidades que los ponen en mayor riesgo de infección, también pueden enfrentar un tratamiento discriminatorio.

Si cree que ha experimentado discriminación en materia de vivienda, comuníquese con el Departamento de Derechos Humanos y Relaciones del Condado de Orange al 919-245-2487, correo electrónico Human_Relations@orangecountync.gov  o a nuestro sitio web: orangecountync.gov/fairhousing

Tenant Rights During Coronavirus Crisis

North Carolina Justice Center

Please note that these resources are updated as of April 5, 2020. Guidelines are changing frequently as we navigate through this crisis. Please check on the North Carolina Justice Center’s website for most up-to-date information about general tenants’ rights during this time. 

Fair Housing & COVID-19 Multilingual Resources

American Sign Language-Fair Housing and COVID-19 Video

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