Fair Housing

Community Development

Fair Housing

Fair Housing

Fulton County is committed to building an environment where everyone can choose to live where they want to live.

According to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, some housing practices are considered illegal if based on a home seeker’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, familial status, or disability:

  • 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.
    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.

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what is fair housing?

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • National Origin
  • Familial Status

who can help if you feel you were discriminated against?

Fulton County can provide assistance, information, and materials regarding Fair Housing questions and complaints.

Complaints received by Fulton County are forwarded to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Metro Fair Housing.    If you believe that you have been discriminated against while seeking housing, you may contact the Fulton County Department of Community Development at 137 Peachtree Street, Ste. 300, Atlanta, GA 30303 and  Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.,215 Lakewood Way, S.W., Suite 106, Atlanta, Georgia 30315 and (404) 524-0000.