Fair Housing

Think you may have been discriminated against while trying to rent or own a home?

It is unlawful for any person to be denied housing on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, lawful source of Income, physical appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political activity, familial status or student status.

Example of discrimination include providing different housing services or facilities, falsely denying that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental and refusing to let you make necessary changes to the property, at your expense, in coordination with your disability.

If you are a resident of the City of La Crosse and you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may submit a complaint form with the Human Rights Commission.

The act of discrimination must have happened inside the City of La Crosse and within 120 days of the file date. If the event occurred more than 120 days previous to the file date, we are unable to act. It is important that you file within the 120 days of the event.  The complaint form may be submitted to the office of the La Crosse City Clerk at City Hall (2nd floor), in person or by mail. This is the mailing address:

City Clerk
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

For more information on how to file a complaint and the process, click on the button below:

How to File a Complaint