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Fair Housing Resources

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA - www.nationalfairhousing.org) works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy, and enforcement.

FairHousingResources.com provides a one-stop-shop for Fair Housing laws, news, case studies, and more.

Questions about fair housing rights can be directed to:

Fair Housing Act complaints or suspected violations can be submitted to:
Civil Rights Division of the Texas Workforce Commission
(http://www.twc.state.tx.us/crd/housing_fact.html)
1117 Trinity Street, Rm. 144-T
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 512-463-2642
TTY: 512-371-7473

All complaints that are suspected to violate the state and federal Fair Housing Acts will be automatically co-filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD.gov)
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Room 5204 451
Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000
Toll Free: 1-800-669-9777

The HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office for Region 6 (HUD.gov), which serves Texas, also enforces fair housing laws; conducts training, outreach, and compliance monitoring; and works with state and local agencies to administer fair housing programs. They can be reached as follows:

Fort Worth Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
801 Cherry Street, Unit #45, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: 817-978-5900
Toll Free: 1-800-669-9777
TTY: 817-978-5595

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division brings suits on behalf of individuals based on referrals from HUD. They can be reached as follows:

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone: 202-514-4713
TTY: 202-305-1882
Fax: 202-514-1116
Tip Line: 1-800-896-7743
Email: fairhousing@usdoj.gov