- Basic Info
The Georgia Fair Housing Act was passed to ensure all Georgians can compete for housing within their economic means on a fair and equitable basis. It prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related activities because of disability, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or familial status.
• Refusing to rent or sell a house.
• Falsely denying that a house is available for inspection, sale, or rent.
• Offering different terms, conditions, or privileges for certain people.
• Intimidating, interfering with, or coercing someone to prevent them from buying or leasing a dwelling.
• Advertising or posting notices, sale or rental, that indicate a preference, limitation, or discrimination.
• Discriminating through financing or broker’s services.
• “Steering” of clients by real estate agents to or from certain neighborhoods and of tenants by landlords to or from certain areas of the complex.
• Name & address of the person your complaint is against
• Address or other identification of the housing involved
• Short description of the incident
• Date(s) of the incident
You may also file a complaint online at www.HUD.gov. Once a complaint is filed, fair housing investigators will:
1) Investigate the complaint.
2) Collect relevant facts and data and interview parties and witnesses.
3) Assist both parties in reaching an agreement.
4) Make a determination based on the investigation findings.
If you need assistance, please contact the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Fair Housing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SE Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Center
Suite 1002 – West Tower 40 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 656-1736 Phone: (404) 331-5140
Toll free: (800) 473-OPEN Toll free: (800) 440-8091
Fax: 404-656-4399 TTY (404) 730-2654
Se habla Español.