A Commitment to Fair Housing

Housing is a basic civil and human right, and all people should be able to live free of discrimination while at home or in pursuit of safe, stable, and affordable housing. The City of Saint Paul is committed to safeguarding fair housing for everyone in the City. We actively take meaningful action to combat discrimination, dismantle patterns of segregation, and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. Our efforts extend to all housing and housing-related activities, regardless of whether they are funded publicly or privately.

The Saint Paul Human Rights Ordinance, Chapter 183, prohibits discrimination. The Ordinance provides protection against discrimination in Saint Paul because of a person’s race, national origin, color, disability, religion, creed, sex, sexual or affectional orientation, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, and status with regard to receiving public assistance. This Ordinance is substantially equivalent to the Federal Fair Housing Act, passed on April 11, 1968.

Anyone who has experienced discrimination within Saint Paul has the right to report a fair housing complaint and to have their complaint considered for investigation by our team. Every person has the right to live free from retaliation and intimidation for exercising their fair housing rights.

If you feel you have been discriminated against and/or your fair housing rights have been violated in Saint Paul, please contact us today. Individuals can submit complaints:

  • In person at our office located in City Hall, Room 280, 15 W Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102.
  • Over the phone by calling 651/266-8966
  • By email at hrightscomplaints@ci.stpaul.mn.us
  • Online at Human Rights Intake Form | Saint Paul Minnesota (stpaul.gov).

Visit www.stpaul.gov/HREEO for more information and resources. 

Last Edited: July 24, 2023