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How do I file a complaint alleging housing discrimination?

If you believe your Fair Housing rights have been violated, you can:

  • Contact the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia at (267) 419-8918 as soon as possible to investigate your complaint and assist you in determining what action should be taken.

  • You may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) within one year of the discriminatory incident. You can file a complaint online with HUD.

  • You may hire a private attorney and file an action in federal court within two years of the discriminatory incident.

Note: If you are able to prove that you have been a victim of discrimination you may be entitled to receive compensation for actual damages, including humiliation, pain and suffering, and other relief. In federal court you may also receive punitive damages. If you are successful, the person who discriminated against you must pay your attorney’s fees.

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