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

Fair Housing:  Understanding Your Rights

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

HUD – Learn About the Fair Housing Act

HUD - Fair Housing Equal Opportunity for All


DOJ - Sexual Harassment is Illegal. Fair Housing is Your Right.

Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination (English)

National Fair Housing Alliance – Fair Housing Education Materials

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
“Get Acquainted-Fair Housing Rights Guide for Long Island

"Acting For Justice"

"FAIR HOUSING...IT'S THE LAW!" Video Presentation
To view video: https://www.lihp.org/videos-148.html
To download presentation in .pdf format: https://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
Toll Free 1-800-669-9777

HUD Online Reporting link https://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 https://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

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

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

State Government Agencies:

The New York State Division of Human Rights  
Website https://www.dhr.ny.gov/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) https://www.dhr.ny.gov/faq

NYS Division of Human Rights Complaint Form: Click here

NYS Division of Human Rights instructions and info: Click here

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
50 Clinton St, Suite 301, Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 539-2025   

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

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
Know Your Rights https://www.nationalfairhousing.org/KnowYourRights/tabid/4179/Default.aspx

Consumer Action
Filing a housing Discrimination Lawsuit (English)

Long Island Housing Services https://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