General Information About Equal Opportunity in Housing
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, “The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.”
The Fair Housing Act was passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.
What to Do if You Suspect Discrimination
Contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development
If you feel you have been discriminated against, or want to file a complaint alleging discrimination in housing, you may file a complaint in any of the following ways:
File a complaint by phone calling these toll-free numbers: 1-800-669-9777 (voice) or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD).
File a complaint online here: File a Complaint
File a complaint by mail, sending it to your regional office on this list.
SeniorHousingNet and Fair Housing
SeniorHousingNet and its Partner communities maintain a strict adherence to the Fair Housing Act. The information available on our website comes from a variety of sources. Should you see any content in our senior living community directory or elsewhere on our website that you feel is not in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, please contact our team for review of the page/content: [email protected]