It’s illegal to discriminate against people in housing based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or family status according to both state and federal law.  In Wisconsin it is also illegal to discriminate based on ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or lawful source of income for housing. Some local fair housing laws include additional areas of discrimination.

Educational Brochures:

  • Before You Rent (PDF)
  • Housing Discrimination (PDF)
  • Leases: Rental Practices & Issues (PDF)
  • Security Deposits (PDF)
  • Termination & Eviction (PDF)

For information on Fair Housing issues contact:

  • Community Development
    (715) 261-6680

If you feel you have been discriminated against, please complete the Discrimination Complaint Form and return it to Community Development, 407 Grant Street, Wausau, WI  54403.