Fair Housing Act Information

What is the fair housing act?
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.  Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing.  

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.

The Fair Housing Act covers most housing.  In very limited circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family houses sold or rented by the owner without the use of an agent, and housing operated by religious organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members. 

Reporting a fair housing complaintThe following information will be needed:

Where to report             Fort Worth Regional Office of FHEO
            US Department of Housing and Urban Development
            307 W. 7th Street
            Suite 1000
            Fort Worth, TX 76102