What to do if you suspect housing discrimination

Source: Dima Williams, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

First, experts say, look for telltale signs: being put off when trying to view homes in neighborhoods where you’re a minority; being shown homes exclusively in neighborhoods where you’re in the majority; or having your application delayed and being told someone else has snagged the property.

HUD and the D.C. Office of Human Rights have several online resources explaining, respectively, the provisions of the Fair Housing Act and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977 and how to file a complaint under each one.

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