Did you know... February 25, 2019


HUD tracks the number and type of Fair Housing complaints filed.  In 2017 there were 8,186 complaints filed based on federal protected classes and alleging retaliation.  The largest percentage were claims of discrimination based on disability.  These include cases regarding requests for service animals and accommodation requests.

Protected Class # of Complaints  % of Complaints
Disability   4,865 59.4%
Race     2,132 26.0%
Familial Status 871 10.6%
Retaliation   834 10.2%
National Origin 826 10.1%
Sex    800 9.8%
Religion 232 2.8%
Color 192 2.3%

These do not include complaints filed at the state or local level, where there are more protected classes.

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