Housing Discrimination Complaints

The Fair Housing Justice Center assists individuals and organizations with allegations of housing discrimination.

Housing discrimination is the illegal practice of treating home seekers, renters, owners or other residents less favorably based on a protected characteristic such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, family status, lawful source of income, disability, and others. (Click here for more detailed information on fair housing laws including all prohibited conduct and protected characteristics.)

All of FHJC’s services are provided free of charge and without regard to household income.

To report discrimination, or to request technical assistance, please fill out the form below or call 212-400-8201. You can also click here to send us a brief note about your complaint and we will get back to you. The information you give us is confidential and it can be provided anonymously if you prefer.

Note: the FHJC does not itself provide legal advice or representation.

(If you do not believe your situation is related to housing discrimination as described above, please see these alternate resources for information and possible assistance.)

Our intake personnel may help through research, document review, and/or informing individuals about their rights and options under fair housing laws.

In some instances, the FHJC may be able to gather additional information by conducting a fair housing testing investigation. Sometimes, testing evidence helps a victim prove that unlawful discrimination occurred.

The FHJC can also assist with referrals to government enforcement agencies. While we do not provide legal advice or representation, we may be able to make referrals to cooperating attorneys in certain circumstances.

For direct assistance, please call us at 212-400-8201.  The FHJC is not able to meet with unscheduled visitors at its offices.