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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: 11/30/17
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When should you file a complaint online?

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

If the housing discrimination happened outside of Boston, you'll need to file a complaint through the state

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Complete and submit the online form

Complete the complaint form

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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.

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When should you file a complaint by mail?

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

If the housing discrimination happened outside of Boston, you'll need to file a complaint through the state.

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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

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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 person?

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

If the housing discrimination happened outside of Boston, you'll need to file a complaint through the state.

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:

You can find out more information about Boston's regulations, and how we enforce Fair Housing laws.

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