Fair Housing: How to Protect Your Rights or File a Complaint

Fair Housing:  Understanding Your Rights

HUD Basic Facts About the Fair Housing Law http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws/yourrights

HUD – Learn About the Fair Housing Act
  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws/yourrights

HUD - Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=FHEO_Booklet_Eng.pdf

Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination (English)

http://www.consumer-action.org/downloads/english/KnowSigns.pdf

National Fair Housing Alliance – Fair Housing Education Materials
http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/FairHousingResources/FairHousingEducationMaterials/tabid/4266/Default.aspx

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
“Get Acquainted-Fair Housing Rights Guide for Long Island
http://www.lifairhousing.org/userfiles/file/FH%20Guide%20special%20edition%20-%204-25-13%20FINAL.pdf

"Acting For Justice"
http://www.fairhousingjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/FHJC_BROCHURE-ENG-web.pdf

"FAIR HOUSING...IT'S THE LAW!" Video Presentation
To view video: http://www.lihp.org/videos-148.html
To download presentation in .pdf format: http://www.lihp.org/Content/FAIR%20HOUSING%20LIHP%20-%20English.pdf

 

Fair Housing:  Filing a Complaint
If you think you are a victim of discrimination, you can ask for help from a government agency or private organization.


Federal Government Agencies:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 5116
Washington, D.C. 20410-2000
(202)708-2878
Toll Free 1-800-669-9777
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/programdescription/fheo

HUD Online Reporting link http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination

To reach the local HUD office in your area, call 1-800-669-9777, TDD 1-800-927-9275.

To download a complaint form, use this link:
HUD Housing Discrimination Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=Are_You_a_Victim_Eng.pdf

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/#six

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, NWB
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-4713 or TTY: 202-305-1882
To report an incidence of housing discrimination: 1-800-896-7743

Fair Housing: Protecting Your Rights or Filing a Complaint
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Attn:  Chief of Civil Rights, Civil  Division
718-254-7000
www.justice.gov/usao/nye

The Fair Housing Act http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/housing_coverage.php

State Government Agencies:

The New York State Division of Human Rights  
Website http://www.dhr.ny.gov/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) http://www.dhr.ny.gov/faq
Complaint Form http://www.dhr.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/complaint-form.pdf
How To File a Complaint  http://www.dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint
Fill-in Complaint Form: http://www.dhr.ny.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/complaint-form-fill-in.pdf 

1-888-392-3644
718-741-8332 for people who are blind or visually impaired

Long Island Offices  email: InfoLongIsland@dhr.ny.gov
The New York State Division of Human Rights
175 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 110550
(516) 538-1360   
 

Fair Housing: Protecting Your Rights or Filing a Complaint

The New York State Division of Human Rights
State Office Building
Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11787
(516) 952-6434           

County Government Agencies:


Nassau County Commission on Human Rights
240 Old Country Road, Suite 606
Mineola, NY 11501
(516)571-3662

Suffolk County Human Rights Commission
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Third Floor
Hauppauge, NY  11788
(631) 853-5480

Private Agencies:


National Fair Housing Alliance
http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/
Know Your Rights http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/KnowYourRights/tabid/4179/Default.aspx

Consumer Action
Filing a housing Discrimination Lawsuit (English)
http://www.consumer-action.org/modules/articles/filing_a_housing_discrimination_complaint

Long Island Housing Services http://www.lifairhousing.org/
640 Johnson Avenue, Suite 8
Bohemia, NY 11716
(516) 292-0400 Nassau
(631) 567-5111 Suffolk

Fair Housing Justice Center
5 Hanover Square, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 400-8201