Fair Housing: Colorado

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

Colorado Protected Classes

(State of Colorado Revised Statutes 24-34-502)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Ancestry
  • Creed
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Marital Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Source of Income1

1Source of Income” is defined as any lawful and verifiable source of money, including money from any lawful occupation or from a government or private assistance, grant, or loan program.

Colorado Springs Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Colorado Springs Protected Classes

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes.

Denver Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Aurora Protected Classes

(City of Aurora Municipal Code § 82-58)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal state, and county protected classes.

City of Denver Protected Classes

(City of Denver Municipal Code §28-95)​

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ethnicity
  • Citizenship
  • Immigration status
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Military Status
  • Protective Hairstyle
  • Source of Income2

 

2 Source of Income means Any lawful, verifiable source of income or housing assistance paid to or on behalf of a renter or buyer including, but not limited, to monies from any occupation or activity, from any contract, agreement, loan or settlement, from any court-ordered payments such as child support, from payments received as gifts, bequests, annuities or life insurance policies, or from federal, state or local payments, including disability benefits and housing choice vouchers or any other rent subsidy or rent assistance program and related program requirements.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.