If you have an attorney, notify your attorney of the complaint. Collect and review the documents pertinent to the complaint and make a list of potential witnesses to the incident in question. It is a good idea to keep records on all prospective, current, and past residents. You should also have a written screening policy and documentation showing that policy is uniformly and consistently applied to each applicant. Weigh the merits of the complaint based on your or your attorney’s review of the facts and relevant law
A complaint must be filed with HUD within one year of the date the discrimination occurred.
Your fair housing rights are protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act). If those rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with HUD. Filing a Fair Housing Complaint
Housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability is illegal by federal law. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint.
This section provides information on where to file a fair housing complaint; the information needed to file a complaint; and advice on what to expect during the complaint process. If you feel you have been discriminated against by a housing provider, filing a complaint can be a crucial way to protect you and prevent future discrimination in our community.
Design and Construction Resources HUD Design Manual - Fair Housing Guidelines: www.huduser.org Select publications on the left Select alphabetical listing on right Select "F" for fair housing Select Design Manual ANSI - American National Standards Institute 11 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036 Can be purchased on-line from a variety of sources; cannot be reproduced Fair Housing Accessibility First
HUD handles complaints in several categories: Housing discrimination: Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint.
Are you a victim of housing discrimination? Fair housing is your right! If you have been denied your housing rights, you may have experienced housing discrimination.
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