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Fair Housing

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (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.

To file a complaint, use one of the options below.

  • You can file a complaint right now, by using our online form.
    You can call toll-free 1 (800) 669-9777
    You can print out a form, complete it, and drop it or mail it to:

    Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Room 5204
    451 Seventh St. SW
    Washington, DC 20410-2000

You can write a letter with:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of the person your compliant is about
  • The address of the property you were trying to buy
  • The date the incident occurred
  • A short description of what happened

Then mail it to the address below:

For Alabama, the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee:

Atlanta Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Five Points Plaza
40 Marietta Street, 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2806
(404) 331-5140
1-800-440-8091
TTY (404) 730-2654