Resources

HUD Web Resources

The source for Fair Housing questions and research information, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works with agencies around the country that provide assistance to victims of housing discrimination.  [HUD Resource List]

HUD FHAP Membership
The Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) helps state and local agencies to create and enforce fair housing laws similar to the Fair Housing Act and awards grants to state and local government agencies to allow them to investigate Fair Housing Act complaints in their jurisdictions. [FHAP Eligibility and Contact Info]

HUD FHEO Resources
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.  [FHEO Resource List]

HUD FHIP Information
The Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) funds agencies that can help. These non-profit fair housing organizations develop programs designed to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.  [FHIP Eligibility and Contact Info]

Fair Housing Act
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).  [Summary of the Fair Housing Act]

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  [Overview of Title VI Civil Rights Act 1964]

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  [HUD’s 504 Web Site]

Section 109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
Section 109 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from HUD’s Community Development and Block Grant Program.  [Read About Section 109]

File a Housing Complaint
If you feel your housing rights have been violated, you have up to one year to file a complaint with HUD.  [File a Housing Complaint Online]