How to Know if You’re a Victim of Housing Discrimination
Housing discrimination practices can often be hard to spot. Sometimes even when you know you’re experiencing discrimination, it may be difficult to pin-point the specific discriminatory actions you are facing, but there are certain red flags to be aware of.
Identifying – and fighting back against – housing discrimination is essential to protecting your consumer rights. At Jacobs Legal, we can help ensure you are treated fairly and lawfully, no matter what.
Protecting your housing rights
Homeowners and renters are protected against housing discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act, yet illegal and unfair housing practices are all-too-frequent of an occurrence here in Florida and around the United States.
Examples of housing discrimination actions include the following and more:
- Being denied a mortgage loan modification or forbearance based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital or family status, age, disability, and other reason
- Experiencing changes to the terms and conditions of your rental by your landlord based on the above factors
- Discovering that available housing has been falsely denied to you
- Experiencing discrimination during a property appraisal
- Being denied membership or access to a real estate listing service or real estate brokers’ organization
- Enduring harassment
These and other examples of housing discrimination provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cannot be tolerated.
If you have been a victim of housing discrimination, take action as soon as possible. You can do so by filing a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Be sure to also call us at Jacobs Legal at 305-358-7991. We will not stand down against unlawful and discriminatory practices and will fight to defend your consumer rights in the face of housing discrimination.