Filing A Complaint
If you have questions or believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination, the following agencies may be able to help. You can find contact information on the back of this brochure:
- The New York State Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau investigates and prosecutes discriminatory policies, and patterns or practices of discrimination based on the federal Fair Housing Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and other fair housing laws. The Bureau is committed to combating housing discrimination throughout the State of New York.
http://www.ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/complaint-forms General Helpline: 1-800-771-7755
- The New York State Division of Human Rights handles individual complaints of discrimination. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights.
http://www.dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint Toll Free: 1-888-392-3644
- The U.S. Department of housing and Urban Development (HUD) handles individual complaints of discrimination based on the federal Fair Housing Act. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with HUD.
https://portal.hud.gov/FHEO903/Form903/Form903Start.action Hotline: 800-669-9777