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Solutions to Housing Discrimination

The Amarillo Director of Community Services Vicki Covey says people can come to the community development office to file complaints, or Covey says you can go to the prosecutors office. The Amarillo Director of Community Services Vicki Covey says people can come to the community development office to file complaints, or Covey says you can go to the prosecutors office.

There's a growing number of people being unfairly treated in the housing market nationwide, so NewsChannel 10 has some solutions for people who feel discriminated against in Amarillo.

The Fair Housing Act says it's against the law for landlords and home sellers to discriminate against anyone.   The city says for those that feel like they are victims of discrimination, there are ways to fight back.

Vicki Covey, Amarillo Director of Community Services, says that people can come to the community development office to file complaints or she Covey says you can go to the prosecutors office.

"It allows someone to file a complaint in municipal court if they feel like they've been discriminated against on these basis," said Covey.

You can also call the Department of Housing and Urban Development hotline at 800-669-9777 and they will come out and investigate any legitimate claim.

 

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