The federal Fair Housing Act was adopted in 1968 and amended in 1988. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the agency charged with enforcing the Fair Housing Act. According to HUD, impediments to fair housing choice are any actions, omissions, or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin that restrict housing choices, or the availability of housing choices. HUD also considers any actions, omissions or decisions that have the effect of restricting housing choices or the availability of housing choices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin to be impediments to fair housing choice.
To better understand fair housing rights and responsibilities, visit HUD's website.
For assistance with fair housing concerns contact Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at 1-800-877-7353. A letter may also be sent to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, FHEO Office, 1670 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202, or contact the Housing Discrimination Hotline at 1-800-669-9777 (Voice) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY). To file a complaint go to: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint