Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).
If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe you rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint.
Discrimination complaints can be made to:
For Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas:
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 (817) 978-5900 1-800-669-9777 TTY (817) 978-5595