The National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report says the majority of fair housing complaints in 2017 involved discrimination against a person with disabilities, totaling 56.7% of all cases.

The report points out discrimination related to disability is easier to detect because the discriminatory action often involves denied requests for reasonable accommodation. The second most reported type of complaint was discrimination on the basis of race, totaling 18.5% of all cases.

The study also reports that housing discrimination occurs more in the rental market than any other types of real estate transactions, as it’s the most common and frequent type of housing transaction. In 2017, discrimination in rental transactions totaled 17,989 complaints, which makes up 87.4% of all transaction types.

The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 
24 CFR Part 14 et al.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race or 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 18)
  • Handicap

For more information as well as where to file complaints: please visit HCDD. They can also be reached by dialing 713.868.8461. Helping to keep you informed.