Disability Law Center Receives Continued Funding Combat Housing Discrimination for All Protected Classes in Utah

Press Statement
For Immediate Release

Posted: July 12, 2023
Fair Housing

On June 30th , the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development once again awarded the
Disability Law Center with the Private Enforcement Initiative grant to ensure Utahns’ rights are
protected under the Fair Housing Act. In addition, just days before, the Utah Bar Foundation
generously provided the DLC with additional funding to support this work and more.

This funding will allow the DLC to continue to help with housing discrimination issues for
individuals of all protected classes, which includes race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
familial status, disability, source of income, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Anyone from
a protected class who has been a victim of housing discrimination from a landlord, realtor, or
other housing providers is encouraged to contact the DLC.

“We cannot thank our federal partners at HUD and our local partners at the Utah Bar Foundation
enough for their continued support of our work,” said DLC Executive Director Adina
Zahradnikova. “With this funding, we will continue our efforts to ensure all Utahns have access
to accessible and affordable housing and that no one faces discrimination from their housing

In addition, the DLC will continue to offer FHA training to tenants, landlords and housing
professionals, as well as conduct Fair Housing testing in Utah. This testing will help find housing
providers that may have discriminatory practices in the housing they provide by utilizing a
secret-shopper-like program.

Once again, we thank our partners at HUD and the Utah Bar Foundation for their support of
our mission to ensure Utahns are treated equally under the law.

For more information, interviews with attorneys, or photos please contact Nate Crippes at (801)
508-4682, or email at ncrippes@disabilitylawcenter.org.