Housing without Discrimination

The second most common field of discrimination mentioned in all empirical surveys is the housing sector. This applies to flat-hunting itself, but also to the situation within a shared dwelling house. On 8 July, 2010, therefore, 22 board members and managers of the largest real estate companies in the Nuremberg region, solemnly signed the "Guidelines and Code of Conduct of the City of Nuremberg and the Nuremberg Housing and Real Estate Sector for Renting and Sale of Living Space", presented by Lord Mayor, Dr. Ulrich Maly.

The undersigned parties undertake to consider people without prejudice for arranging, renting or selling flats.

People with different life styles are to be supported so that ways of living together can be developed with mutual respect for people's viewpoints, culture and language; attention is to be given to the life style of existing local residents.

At the same time, municipal departments are establishing a corresponding support structure, from drop-in centres for people wanting advice, right through to intercultural mediation in cases of conflict.

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