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Monday, January 4, 2016

How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint – What every home buyer and renter should know: HUD Video (cc)

Your have a right to search for housing without being discriminated in any way. This right is  protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to discriminate based on 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 housing rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint with HUD.

Have you ever gone to rent an apartment or home, and once there the leasing agent told you, “Sorry, we don’t have anything right now”? You could have sworn that they had advertised units were available. Maybe you felt that something about the exchange was wrong, Or even more unsettling, you suspect you’d been discriminated against. But what can you do?

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity has produced a  consumer video to show what happens when a fair housing complaint is filed. 

YouTube Published by HUDchannel on Dec 9, 2015
For HUD's Website, visit: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

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