Fair Housing

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Fair Housing Assessment

The City of La Crosse has prepared a fair housing study called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.


Think you may have been discriminated against while trying to rent or own a home?

It is unlawful for any person to be denied housing on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, lawful source of Income, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political activity, familial status or student status.

Examples of discrimination include providing different housing services or facilities, falsely denying that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental and refusing to let you make necessary changes to the property, at your expense, in coordination with your disability.

Submit a Complaint

If you are a resident of the City of La Crosse and you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may submit a written complaint with the Human Rights Commission.

The act of discrimination must have happened inside the City of La Crosse and within 180 days of the date the Complaint is filed.  It is important that you file within 180 days of the event.

You may file a Discrimination Complaint by using the Online Form 

Alternatively, the Complaint form (click here to download) may be submitted to the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in person, by email or by regular mail.  The mailing address is:

City Clerk
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

For more information, please see the Human Rights Commission Complaint Process.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you can also file your complaint with the Equal Rights Division of the State of Wisconsin. Visit the State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division website for more information.

Fair Housing Training Material

Lead Disclosure Rule

Congress passed the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, also known as Title X, to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust, and soil. Section 1018 of this law directed HUD and EPA to require the disclosure of known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before the sale or lease of most housing built before 1978.

For more information visit the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes 

EPA HUD - Q and A on Lead Disclosure Rule


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