Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act protects individuals and families from discrimination in the sale, rental, financing or advertising of housing based on their race, color, religion, family status, national origin, sex, or disability.

Learn Your Rights

Have you experienced housing discrimination? Call the Fair Housing Hotline right away at 832-394-6200, extension 5.

You can also find more information at any of these resources:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development maintains up to date information about the Fair Housing Act and housing discrimination across the country. Read more

Download informational booklet:

English Español

The Greater Houston Fair Housing Center provides free services to people who may have experienced housing discrimination.

A comprehensive guide on Tenant Rights can be found at The Texas Bar . Upon request, we can also provide a hard copy of this booklet.


Additional reports of housing discrimination can be made to:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -- Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

1-800-669-9777
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Texas Workforce Commission – Civil Rights Division

1-888-452-4778
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/partners/civil-rights-discrimination

Join the Effort

Spread the message encouraging people to talk about Fair Housing by sharing these materials on your social media platforms!

Can I Be Your Neighbor

The ‘Can I Be Your Neighbor’ (2018) campaign puts a face to the issue of affordable homes in Houston. It is intended to decrease misconceptions about affordable home development and promote quality homes for all incomes across Houston.

This project was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Adobe Government Creativity Awards.

Preview Description Campaign Available Languages
Campaign Overview Flyer Campaign Overview Flyer Say Yes English Español
I protect "I Protect Your Home" Say Yes English Español Tiếng Việt 中文 العَرَبِيَّة اُردُو
I protect "I Want a Better Education" Say Yes English Español Tiếng Việt 中文 العَرَبِيَّة اُردُو
I protect "I Save Lives" Say Yes English Español Tiếng Việt 中文 العَرَبِيَّة اُردُو
I protect "I Make Your Life Sweeter" Say Yes English Español Tiếng Việt 中文 العَرَبِيَّة اُردُو
I protect "I Send Help To You" Say Yes English Español Tiếng Việt 中文 العَرَبِيَّة اُردُو
I protect "I Served Our Country" Say Yes English Español Tiếng Việt 中文 العَرَبِيَّة اُردُو
Houston Be Fair Campaign

The ‘Houston Be Fair’ (2014) campaign and shows basic information about the importance of fair housing and provides information on how to fill discrimination inquiries and/or complaints.

Preview Description Campaign Available Languages
Be Fair Be Fair Be Fair English

See Also

Contact Us:

  • To report housing discrimination, use the Fair Housing Hotline: 832-394-6200, extension 5
  • For any other questions or feedback about fair housing in Houston, email fairhousing@houstontx.gov
Housing and Community Development Department Logo
2100 Travis Street, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
832-394-6200
hcdd@houstontx.gov