All Americans have an equal right to the access of the housing of their choic.  Whether someone wants to rent a home or buy a home, Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, familial status, pregnant women, and people with disabilities.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity was created to make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.  Activities carried out by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity include implementing and enforcing the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.

The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is: To create equal housing opportunities for all persons living in America by administering laws that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age , and familial status.
If you or someone in your family feels that they have a victim of housing discrimination, you have the right to file a complaint with the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.  To file a housing discrimination complaint online go to the HUD website - HUD.gov.  Your complaint will be reviewed by a fair housing specialist.  The specialist will contact you for any additional information needed to complete your case.  You can also file a complaint in person by going to one of HUD's regional offices. The Philadelphia office can be reached by calling (800)440-8091.  Please view the HUD webcast on Fair Housing laws and your rights by going to HUD.gov.