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.

 

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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:

LIBRARY DIRECTOR

The City of South Sioux City, NE will accept applications for the position of Library Director until position is filled. Duties will be in accordance with the job description for Library Director as set forth and available for review in the Clerk's office. An applicant should possess a Master's Degree in Library Science. Background should include strong administrative and supervisory experience, computer knowledge and computer network experience. A City required application form and job description may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office or www.southsiouxcity.org. Submit cover letter, resume and City application form to: Human Resources, South Sioux City Hall, 1615 1st Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776. Successful candidate must meet residency requirements. The City of South Sioux City, NE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Firefighter/Paramedic & Firefighter/EMT

The City of South Sioux City Fire Department will be accepting applications until Noon on November 15th, 2019 for testing to “establish an eligibility list with potential openings” for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT.  Any future vacancies will be filled from this list while it is active. Beginning annual salary for this position is $52,000 - $54,700.  Application packets are available at City Hall, 1615 First Avenue, SSC, NE 68776 or by calling Mary at (402) 494-7504.  Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and must be certified as a Paramedic or EMT at time of application.  Firefighter 1 preferred but not required.  Residency requirements must be met within 6 months of hire.  Preference given to military status.  The City of SSC is an EOE and encourages women and minorities to apply for any available position for which they are qualified. 

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South Sioux City, NE 68776
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