The Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the Fair Housing Act of 1988 both prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability in the areas of housing and housing-related activity. The United State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is given the authority to investigate fair housing claims by a number of different federal laws.
Fair housing complaints can cause serious headaches for property owners, developers, landlords and any other party that receives HUD financial assistance. The attorneys at the law firm of Edwards & Curtis LLC understand how to effectively defend against fair housing complaints. To schedule an initial consultation, call our law offices in Canton at 770-628-1100.
How Is An Investigation Initiated?
If a person alleges a discriminatory act when renting or buying a home, applying for a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities and files a complaint with HUD, a federal investigation may be opened.
We Understand How Investigations Are Conducted
One of our firm’s partners, Elena Sanchez-Curtis, worked as a federal investigator of housing discrimination complaints for more than nine years, handling more than 200 cases while training new investigators. This experience provides us with valuable insight into how investigations are conducted, and how to build a strong defense against discrimination complaints.
Contact Us To Learn More
To find out more about how we can effectively address allegations of housing discrimination in Georgia, call us at 770-628-1100. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly.