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How to file a housing discrimination complaint

How to file a housing discrimination complaint

If you've been discriminated against while looking for a home, you can file a complaint with our commission. You have a couple of different options:

Last updated: 10/16/17
Step
1

When should you file a complaint?

In the City of Boston, it’s illegal to discriminate when renting or selling a home. If you feel you've been discriminated against, you should file a complaint as soon as possible.

If the discrimination happened outside of Boston, you'll need to file a complaint through the state. You can also contact the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston.

Step
2

Complete and submit the online form

Complete the complaint form

Step
3

We'll get in touch with you

We take discrimination seriously and will investigate all complaints. If we find that there has been discrimination, we’ll try to resolve the complaint. We'll also reach out to you to let you know we're looking into your complaint.

Step
1

When should you file a complaint?

In the City of Boston, it's illegal to discriminate when renting or selling a home. If you feel you've been discriminated against, you should file a complaint as soon as possible.

If the discrimination happened outside of Boston, you'll need to file a complaint through the state. You can also contact the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston.

Step
2

Fill out the form and send it to us

Complete and print out the housing complaint form. Remember to include your contact information and the contact information for the person who discriminated against you.

You can mail the completed form to:

Fair Housing Commission
1 City Hall Square, Room 966
Boston, MA 02201

Step
3

We'll get in touch with you

We take discrimination seriously and will investigate all complaints. If we find that there has been discrimination, we’ll try to resolve the complaint. We'll also reach out to you to let you know we're looking into your complaint.

Step
1

When should you file a complaint?

In the City of Boston, it's illegal to discriminate when renting or selling a home. If you feel you've been discriminated against, you should file a complaint as soon as possible.

If the discrimination happened outside of Boston, you'll need to file a complaint through the state. You can also contact the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston.

Step
2

Fill out the form and bring it to us

Complete and print out the housing complaint form. Remember to include your contact information and the contact information for the person who discriminated against you.

You can bring the completed form to:

Fair Housing Commission
1 City Hall Square, Room 966
Boston, MA 02201

Step
3

We'll get in touch with you

We take discrimination seriously and will investigate all complaints. If we find that there has been discrimination, we’ll try to resolve the complaint. We'll also reach out to you to let you know we're looking into your complaint.

Need to Know:

Learn more about what housing discrimination is, and how we’re working to end it.

Contact:
Fair Housing and Equity
1 City Hall Square
Room 966
Boston, MA 02201-2041
United States