Fair Housing Office - How To File A Complaint
If you Think Your Rights Have Been Violated
The City of Dallas Fair Housing Office is ready to help with problems of housing discrimination within the Dallas city limits. The Fair Housing Office investigates housing discrimination complaints based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, and familial status. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a fair housing complaint.
The City of Dallas Fair Housing Office also investigates allegations related to sexual orientation as it pertains to housing, employment, and public accommodations. You have 180 calendar days after an alleged violation to file a sexual orientation complaint.
What Information to Have Ready:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the person your complaint is against (the respondent)
- The address or other identification of the housing involved
- A short description of the alleged violation (the event that caused you to believe your rights were violated)
- The date(s) of the alleged violation
You may file a complaint by downloading our complaint form below. You can complete the form and email, fax or mail it to us.
Fair Housing Complaint Form (Microsoft Word 2003 form, save this file to your computer by right-clicking on the link and Saving the Target As to your computer, then you can fill out the form and send it to us via email or fax)
Fair Housing Complaint Form (Adobe pdf file)
Human Rights / Sexual Orientation Discrimination Complaints:
To email the completed Microsoft Word form, attach the document and sent it to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note: we will require a signed copy at a later date.)
To fax the completed form, please sign and send it to: Fax (214) 670-0665
Where to write or call for assistance with the complaint process:
City of Dallas Fair Housing Office
1500 Marilla St., Room 1BN
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone (214) 670-FAIR (3247)
Fax (214) 670-0665
TTY (214) 670-6936
Multi-lingual Complaint Forms can be found on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.
After you file a complaint…
- It will be investigated to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe that a fair housing law has been violated.
- The matter will be filed jointly with HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for investigation.
- The Dallas Fair Housing Office will attempt to reach an agreement with the parties. A conciliation agreement to protect both the complaint and the public interest may be executed. If an agreement is signed, the Dallas Fair Housing Office will take no further action and the case is closed.
- The final investigation report will be submitted to the City Attorney’s Office for determination.
There is no fee for filing a fair housing complaint.