Fair Housing: Know Your Rights
The City of Savannah has partnered with Slagowitz Law, P.C. to provide assistance to individuals and families who believe they have been the victim of housing discrimination. Alison Slagowitz is the founding attorney of Slagowitz Law P.C., a City of Savannah law firm specializing in Fair Housing and other housing and landlord-tenant matters.
Ms. Slagowitz is well-versed in Fair Housing Act enforcement through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and has successfully represented clients that were victims of housing discrimination. Ms. Slagowitz is available to respond to inquiries and investigate matters related to the Fair Housing Act. The complaint hotline and forms are available in English and Spanish.
LINK TO INTAKE FORMS
Call (866) 883-4243 for assistance.
Fair housing is the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, more commonly known as the Fair Housing Act, ensures the protection of housing opportunity by prohibiting discrimination in the sale or rental of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin (the federally protected classes). The Act was amended in 1988 to include familial status and disability status as protected classes.
OR use the Housing Discrimination Complaint Application
This app allows you to submit a claim of housing discrimination for review by Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Your fair housing rights are protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act). If those rights have been violated, you can use this App to file a claim of housing discrimination with HUD.
HUD handles complaints about housing discrimination, bad landlords in federal housing and many other issues. For housing discrimination assistance and additional local resources contact HUD:
Online FAQ Site: www.hud.gov/answers
HUD’s online knowledge base helps you find answers 24/7.
The FHA Resource Center can accept emails with attachments. To ensure proper attention to the attachment please reference it within the body of the email.
Telephone: (800) CALL-FHA (225-5342)
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Additional HUD Links:
- Renter’s kit
- Homebuyer’s kit
- Fair Housing
- Tenants in HUD-assisted housing
- Landlord-Tenant Issues and Handbook: Assistance for Renters and Landlords
- Georgia Landlord/Tenant Handbook - questions frequently asked by tenants and landlords
- Landlord/Tenant information
- Protection for tenants affected by foreclosure | toolkit
- Georgia Landlord Tenant Law
- Legal assistance
- Fair Housing Accessibility First
- Federal Fair Housing Laws
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- National Consumer Law Center
- COVID-19 Related Resources for Renters and Homeowners
- Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19
- COVID-19 Tenant Guidance: Rent Repayment Plans