Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities such as municipalities, banks and other lending institutions, and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of disability, familial status, national origin, race or color, religion, or sex.

Fair Housing Seminar Friday, April 17, 2020 REGISTER HERE

Each April, the City of Manhattan partners with the Manhattan Housing Authority to offer a half-day seminar for landlords and tenants, with the goal of educating the public about their rights and responsibilities with regard to fair housing. The event is free and open to the public. In 2018, 70 people were in attendance. Register using the online form here.  Questions, please contact Vickie Riniker in the Community Development Department at (785) 587-2412.

Presentation Videos from the 2018 Fair Housing Seminar

Existing Structures Inspection - Brad Claussen, Assistant Chief, Manhattan Fire Department City of Manhattan 

Recognizing Criminal and Drug-Related Activity - Officer Spade, Riley County Police Department

*Kansas Residential Landlord & Tenant Act-Rights/Obligations; and Federal Fair Housing Act & Manhattan Non-Discrimination Ordinance (Fair Housing/Service Animals, LGBTQ)
Teresa Baker, Tenant/Landlord Program Manager
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.

*Video footage is not available for this presentation