Fair Housing: North Dakota

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.https://www.naahq.org/fair-housing

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.

North Dakota Protected Classes

(State of North Dakota Century Code §14-02.5)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Status with Regard to Public Assistance1
  • Victim of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking

1Status with regard to public assistance means the condition of being a recipient of federal, state, or local assistance, including medical assistance, or of being a tenant receiving federal, state, or local subsidies, including rental assistance or rent supplements.

Bismarck Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Bismarck Protected Classes

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

Fargo Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Fargo Protected Classes

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

Grand Forks Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Grand Forks Protected Classes

(City of Grand Forks §§ 21-0601 through 21-0617)

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

  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation