Fair Housing Services

You have a right to live where you want to live. The Fair Housing Amendments Act specifically prohibits discrimination in any area of housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap/disability or familial status.


The Ohio Landlord Bill, effective November 4, 1974 applies to most landlord-tenant relations and governs most rental agreements, whether written or oral.


We have informational brochures for Tenant-Landlord Laws. Please call the local contact for information.


Muskingum County Contracts with Ohio Regional Development Corporation to implement Fair Housing Services. They are located at 120 South Fourth Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812. You can contact them at 1-800-581-3247 or 740-622-0581 Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.


If you believe you have been discriminated against, document the date of the alleged violation(s), write a summary of what happened and contact one of the following agencies:


Ohio Regional Development Corporation:

1.800.581.3247 or 740.622.0581


Muskingum County Fair Housing:

Housing Director 740.455.7193


Ohio Civil Rights Commission:



HUD Fair Housing Complaints Hot Line: