Housing discrimination is illegal.
If you feel you have been discriminated against while trying to rent or buy a home based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or because you have children, contact the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) at 877-445-2100 for more information about potentially filing a complaint.
We are able to take complaints from everywhere in Louisiana.
In Orleans Parish there are additional protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, age and creed.
Housing discrimination is illegal and happens in many ways. Examples of housing discrimination include:
- Being denied a home to rent or purchase because of your race.
- Having to pay extra fees because you have children.
- Being refused an accommodation for a disability.
- Overhearing a property-managers making rude remarks about people from different countries.
- Being sexually harassed by a maintenance worker.
GNOFHAC conducts investigations into fair housing violations and when necessary, helps clients through the process of filing a complaint with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or filing a lawsuit in state or federal court.
Learn more about the Fair Housing Act here or call us at 877-445-2100.