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

Current Openings:

Communications Worker II/Communications Worker III

The City of South Sioux City, NE will accept applications for a full-time position as Communications Worker II/Communications Worker III until April 15, 2019.  This position is responsible for day to day network and website maintenance.  An application form, job description, salary and benefit information can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, www.southsiouxcity.org or by calling 402-494-7504.  Submit cover letter, resume and City application form to:  HR, South Sioux City Hall, 1615 1st Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776.   Successful candidate must meet residency requirements.  The City of South Sioux City is an EOE, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Communications Worker II Description

Communications Worker III Description


Police Officer

The South Sioux City Police Department will be accepting applications until Noon on May 17, 2019 for testing to “establish an eligibility list” for the position of Police Officer.  Any future vacancies will be filled from this list while it is active; beginning annual salary for this position is $51,916.80. Application packets are available at the City/County Law Enforcement Center, 701 West 29th St, SSC, NE, 68776, or by calling Dori at (402) 494-7553.  Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have 60 credit hours or an Associate’s Degree in a law enforcement related field, or has three years of continuous law enforcement experience or minimum of 3 years active duty military service with honorable discharge.  Certified Nebraska Law Enforcement Officer and/or Military Veteran status is preferred but not required.  The City of SSC is an EOE and encourages women and minorities to apply for any available position for which they are qualified.  Note: Your application will not be accepted if you have been convicted of felony or if you have a DUI Conviction.

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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