Columbia County has adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance that entitles everyone to an equal opportunity for housing regardless of the following:
- National Origin
- Family Status
- Lawful Source of Income
- Sexual Orientation
- Marital Status
- Status as an Abuse Victim
If you believe you have been treated unfairly while looking for housing in Columbia County or are being discriminated against by your current landlord, please contact Lois Schepp at 608.742.9646. You will be offered assistance in filing a complaint with the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development for enforcement of fair housing laws. All complaints will be handled in a confidential manner.
For more information about your rights under Wisconsin’s Fair Housing Law and how it affects renters, landlords, buyers and sellers, lenders or insurers or to voice your concern about a situation where you believe your rights have been violated, contact the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division.
201 E. Washington Ave., Room A300, P.O. Box 8928, Madison, WI 53708
Telephone: 608.266.6860; TTY: 608.264.8752
819 N. 6th St., Room 723, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Telephone: 414.227.4384; TTY: 414.227.4081
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