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
- Sex (gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation)
- Family status (such as having children)
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