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Summary of Fair Housing Life

How to File a Fair Housing Complaint?

If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you have up to 180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act to file with the Commission, or one (1) year to file with HUD. 

To file a complaint:

The first thing you should do is call, write, or come into the office and talk with a Housing Intake Investigator. He/she will be able to explain what we do and help to determine if you have a basis for filing a complaint. He/she will give you a Fair Housing Complaint Questionnaire to complete and return.

1.    Once the Intake Investigator receives your information, it will be reviewed to determine if you have a basis for filing a discrimination complaint.

2.  If so, a complaint will be prepared for you to sign and return to this office.

3.  Upon receipt of your complaint, it will be assigned to an Investigator.

The average processing time is 100 days.