How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint – What Every Homebuyer and Renter Should Know


May 09, 2019


Paul Flogstad

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes


The Fair Housing Act extends protection against discrimination guaranteed in the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 to housing. In simply means that homebuyers and renters cannot be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, religion, nation of origin, disability, or family status (whether or not they have children).

According to a conservative estimate by the National Fair Housing Alliance, there are over 4 million instances of housing discrimination each year and over 450 cases of housing discrimination across the country, daily.

A study by the HUD showed that some form of discrimination clearly exists for minority home seekers. In fact, discrimination based on disability is one of the leading forms of housing discrimination. As a homebuyer or renter, if you feel you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a housing discrimination complaint with the HUD.

In this session by fair housing veteran, Paul Flogstad, he will walk you through the basics of the Fair Housing Act and show you how to file a housing discrimination complaint. You’ll learn how to distinguish between acts that fall under discrimination and those that don’t. Paul will discuss the steps you need to take to file a complaint and how to document to prove that you have been discriminated against. He will also discuss the recent expanded productions, disparate impact, criminal records screening, and other important aspects of fair housing that you should know as a homebuyer or renter.

Session Highlights:

  • The basics of the Fair Housing Act
  • What is and what is not a housing discrimination
  • Step-by- step process to file a housing discrimination complaint with the HUD
  • What are the 4 recently expanded protections?
  • Who are the protected classes?
  • How to document evidence
  • How to prove you’ve been discriminated against
  • Disparate impact
  • Criminal records screening
  • Limited English proficiency
  • Source of income

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • PowerPoint presentation for reference
  • Certificate of attendance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Homebuyers
  • Renters
  • Property managers
  • Property owners
  • Real estate agents
  • Lenders
  • Realtors
  • Developers
  • Builders