Fair Housing Is Your Right: Use It!

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) and The Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund (WICIRHTF) advises the public that it will administer its assisted programs and activities relating to housing and community development in a manner to affirmatively further fair housing.


SIMPCO and WICIRHTF have designated the following person as the contact to coordinate efforts to comply with this policy. Inquiries should be directed to:
NAME: Amanda Harper
OFFICE:  SIMPCO
ADDRESS: 1122 Pierce St., Sioux City, IA 51105
PHONE NUMBER: 712-279-6286
HOURS: 8am-5pm
 
Fair housing means all persons have equal opportunity to be considered for rental units, purchase of property, housing loans, and property insurance.


Know the laws that protect you from housing discrimination:
LOCAL
: Many cities have local civil/human rights agencies prohibiting housing discrimination. Contact your local city hall for information.
STATE
: The “Iowa Civil Rights Act” (Iowa Code 216) prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, mental disability, physical disability, and familial status (presence of children in the home). View the Fair Housing Guide to learn how to file a complaint.
FEDERAL
: The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits discrimination in housing because of race or color. The Civil Rights Act of 1968, Title VIII, and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1989 prohibit discrimination in housing because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and familial status.


For more information about your housing rights contact:
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-4121
800-457-4416 (toll-free)
Iowa Civil Rights Commission