Equal Opportunity Housing

What is Fair Housing?

Fair Housing is the right for all people to have safe, decent housing and be able to get this housing without discrimination. City, State, and Federal Fair Housing Laws require that all people have an equal opportunity to buy, rent, or live in housing.

 

Who is Protected?

Federal Fair Housing Laws prohibit discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Familial Status (Children in the Home)
  • Disability (Physical or Mental)

Discrimination is Against the Law

  • Know and understand how Fair Housing Laws protect you.
  • Protect yourself from discrimination in housing transactions
  • Have your discrimination complaint investigated quickly, confidentially, and effectively at no cost to you

 

Recognizing Discrimination

Refusing to deal:
Refuse to sell, rent, lease, exchange, or negotiate for a dwelling

Different Terms/Conditions:
Discrimination in the terms and/or conditions of a sale or rental of a dwelling

Misrepresentation:
Represent that an available dwelling is not available for inspection, sale or rental when it is

Discriminatory Presentation:
Say, publish, or display a discriminatory preference with respect to a sale or rental of a dwelling

Steering:
Engage in directing anyone to homes or rental property in a particular area based on discriminatory reasons

Unequal Financing:
Deny a loan to anyone or discriminate in the terms or conditions of a loan based on discriminatory reasons

"Blockbusting":
Engage in panic-selling by representing that the racial composition of a neighborhood is going to change

 

What Can I Do?

If you feel that you have been discriminated against in the sale or rental of property, you can file an administrative complaint within one year after the act has occurred or a private action within two years of the act. The complaint must be based on the belief that race, color, sex, religion, familial status, disability and/or National origin status was the reason for the alleged discriminatory act.

If you have questions about the meaning and application of the law, or questions on how to file a complaint, please contact the Fair Housing Center of Nebraska at (402) 934-6675 or toll-free at (800) 669-3247 (800-NOW-FAIR). Nebraska Relay (800) 833-0920 voice, (800) 833-7352 TTY.

 

LANDLORD-TENANT CHECKLIST

 

Resources

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing - Equal Opportunity for All
Are You A Victim of Housing Discrimination?
Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission

Job Openings

Full Time Maintenance Mechanic I or Maintenance II

The City of South Sioux City has one full-time opening in the Public Works Department.  Valid driver's license required, CDL preferred but must obtain within 6 months of hire.  Successful candidate must meet residency requirements. Employment applications and job descriptions are available upon request at City Hall in South Sioux City, 1615 1st Avenue, South Sioux City, NE, or online www.southsiouxcity.org   Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  The City of South Sioux City is an EOE, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Meter Reader - part time

Reports To:  City Clerk

POSITION PURPOSE

To read water consumption meters and record volume used by residential and commercial customers.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reads and accurately records meter readings on residential and commercial customers.
  2. Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections. Indicates irregularities on forms for necessary action by Service Technicians.  Writes up work orders.
  3. Turns electric service off or notifies customers for nonpayment of charges. Turns electric service on for new occupants.
  4. Acts as a runner for the City Administrator and Mayor’s office as needed.
  5. Communicates with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  6. Assists in administration office as needed.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED

Needs ability to read and write, and do routine math.  Must be able to follow instructions.  Needs good communication skills.  Ability to acquire computer skills regarding hand held units, word processing and spreadsheets.  Must possess a valid Driver’s License.  Ability to work outside in all types of climate and tolerate dogs/pets.  Must be able to walk long distances in all types of weather conditions while carrying equipment.  Must be able to lift 10-50 pounds on occasion.

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City Clerk/Human Resources

City Clerk/Human Resources

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Nanci Walsh,
City Clerk/Finance Director

1615 1st Ave
South Sioux City, NE 68776
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