Housing Discrimination

Housing discrimination is discrimination based on protected class status, variously including race, gender, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity, marital status, or veteran status, in the realm of housing and real estate.

Four types of housing discrimination are rental discrimination, sales discrimination, lending and mortgage discrimination and homeowners insurance.

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is charged with enforcing fair housing laws, including the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Any person who feels that they have faced housing discrimination because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status can file a discrimination complaint online or by calling 1-800-669-9777 (voice) or 1-800-972-9275 (TTY).

For more information on housing discrimination in the U.S., see Housing discrimination (United States).

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