Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination?
Fair Housing is Your Right!
If you have been denied your housing rights … you may have experienced housing discrimination
How do you recognize Housing Discrimination?
Under the Fair Housing Act/Texas Fair Housing Act, it is against the law to:
- Refuse to rent to you or sell you housing
- Tell you housing is unavailable when in fact it is available
- Show you apartment or homes in certain neighborhoods only
- Advertise housing to preferred groups of people only
- Refuse to provide you with information regarding mortgage loans, deny you a mortgage loan, or impose different terms or conditions on a mortgage loan
- Deny you property insurance
- Conduct property appraisals in a discriminatory manner
- Refuse to make certain modifications or accommodations for persons with a mental or physical disability
- Fail to design and construct housing in an accessible manner
- Harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with you fair housing rights
- Harass, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with you because you assisted others in exercising their Fair Housing Rights
Based on these factors...
- National Origin
- Disability - Mental of Physical
- Familial Stats (Presence of children in the house under the age of 18, or if you are pregnant.)
You may file a complaint within one year from the date of alleged harm. If you believe you are a victim of housing discrimination, you may complete the Housing Discrimination Inquiry form and mail it to:
Texas Workforce Commission
Civil Rights Division
1117 Trinity Street, Rm. 144-T
Austin, Texas 78701
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"The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a Grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government."