Fair Housing: Connecticut

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.

There is no County Government in Connecticut. All powers not exercised by the state are exercised at the municipal level.

Connecticut Protected Classes

(State of Connecticut General Statutes Title 46a Ch 814c §§ 46a-64c; 46a-81e)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Civil Union
  • Creed
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Lawful source of Income1
  • Marital Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Veteran Status

1Lawful Source of Income means income derived from Social Security, supplemental security income, housing assistance, child support, alimony or public or state-administered general assistance.

(City of Bridgeport Municipal Code Chapter 9.20)    

There is no County Government in Connecticut. All powers not exercised by the state are exercised at the municipal level.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

(City of New Haven Municipal Code § 12 ½- 43)

There is no County Government in Connecticut. All powers not exercised by the state are exercised at the municipal level.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

There is no County Government in Connecticut. All powers not exercised by the state are exercised at the municipal level.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.