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FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION

Fair Housing "It's Your Right"

 

From this page you can find information about both Federal and State of Louisiana fair housing laws. Along with the information on how to file a complaint, complaint forms, and links to Federal and State sites with more information.

 

Summary

 

The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin in the sale, rental, leasing, financing and advertising of housing, or in the prevention of real estate brokerage services; and the practice generally known as "block busting" is also illegal.

 

The Louisiana Open Housing Act (La. R.S. 51:2601, et seq.) has been deemed substantially equivalent with the Federal Fair Housing Act. Administration and enforcement of the Act is by the Louisiana Department of Justice, which may receive complaints directly from individual citizens or by referral from HUD.

 

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Summary Link

Information  Description

 

HUD Online Complaint Process Link

Complaint Process Online

 

HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Room 5204, 451 Seventh Street SW

Washington, DC 20410-2000

Hot-line (toll free) 1-800-669-9777

TDD 1-800-927-9275

 

State Louisiana Department of Justice

Louisiana Attorney General's Site

Louisiana Department of Justice

Public Protection Division

P.O. Box 94095

Baton Rouge, LA

70804-9095

 

To Submit a Written Complaint

 

If you write to HUD or the State, you can submit a complaint form or write a letter containing the following information.

 

    Your name and address

    The name and address of the person your complaint is about

    The address of the house or apartment you were trying to rent or buy

    The date when this incident occurred

    A short description of what happened

 

For questions regarding fair housing laws or if you wish to have a representative from the State Attorney General's Office speak to your organization call 1-800-273-5718.

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