Fair Housing: Know Your Rights

The City of Savannah has partnered with Slagowitz Law, P.C. to provideHUD_NFHA_Discrimination_ENG_508 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

English: Fair Housing Intake Form

Spanish: Formulario de admisión de vivienda justa

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

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Housing Discrimination App IconThis 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.

Need Help?
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.

Email:  answers@hud.gov
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: