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Identify and complain about rental housing discrimination

Learn where to complain about discrimination if you are trying to rent housing.

Housing discrimination happens when a housing provider or lending institution gets in the way of a person renting a place to live because of their:

  • Race or color
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Sex (gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation)
  • Family status (such as having children)
  • Disability

The Fair Housing Act makes housing discrimination illegal. Read about the types of discrimination covered by the Fair Housing Act.

File a housing discrimination complaint

Submit a housing complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) if you think you have experienced housing discrimination.

LAST UPDATED: December 7, 2023


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