Skip navigation
Official Nebraska Government Website
Official Nebraska Government Website

Nebraska Fair Housing Act

Discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status is prohibited in Nebraska.  Covered entities generally include residential property owners, property managers, realtors and multiple listing services.  However, exemptions exist for dwellings owned or operated by religious organization and bona fide private clubs for non-commercial purposes, housing for older persons, and owner-occupied private homes in which no more than three sleeping rooms are rented.

Unlawful housing practices generally include discrimination in the advertisement, acquisition (showing, negotiating for or transmitting offers for sale or rental), financing, or possession and enjoyment (terms, conditions, privileges) of residential property.

The housing law also contains provisions barring retaliation.  Anyone who has opposed any practice made unlawful by the statutes or who has participated in any manner in any proceeding to enforce the statutes is protected.  

There is a filing deadline.  From the date of any alleged harm, the time limit for a housing charge is 1 year.  Federal filing deadlines may be different.  However, if you believe you have been discriminated against, do not wait too long.  

Click here for the text of the Nebraska Fair Housing Act.

Click here to download a Word document of the Rules and Regulations for the Nebraska Fair Housing Act

Click here to download a Word document of the Title 144 Contested cases Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Lincoln (Main Office)
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor
PO Box 94934
Lincoln, NE 68509-4934
Telephone: (402) 471-2024
Toll Free: (800) 642-6112
Fax: (402) 471-4059

State Office Building
1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68102-1836
Telephone: (402) 595-2028
Toll Free: (800) 382-7820
Fax: (402) 595-1205

Panhandle State Office Complex
505A Broadway, Suite 600
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-3515
Telephone: (308) 632-1340
Toll Free: (800) 830-8633
Fax: (308) 632-1341

Office hours for all offices are 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.