Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

How to File a Complaint

If You Believe Your Rights Have Been Violated

Filing a Complaint in the State of Texas

The Texas Workforce Commission ("TWC") is the entity responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act in the State of Texas. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint, but you should file it as soon as possible. The following information will be requested:

  • Your name and address
  • The name and address of the person your complaint is against (the Respondent)
  • The address or other identification of the housing involved 
  • A short description of the alleged violation (the event that caused you to believe your rights were violated) 
  • The date(s) of the alleged violation

Complaints can be filed by email, fax, phone call, hand delivery or mail:

Texas Workforce Commission
Civil Rights Division
1117 Trinity Street, Room 144-T
Austin, Texas 78701
(888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642
TTY: 512-371-7473
Fax: 512-463-2643
HousingComplaint@twc.state.tx.us

Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (English): https://goo.gl/ZSpvVZ

Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (Spanish): https://goo.gl/yIhs5U

Filing a Complaint with HUD

To file an online complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"), or to access the HUD complaint form in Spanish, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, or Vietnamese, visit the HUD FHEO page (hud.gov) or contact the Local HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity ("FHEO") office in the State of Texas:

Fort Worth Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
801 Cherry Street, Unit #45
Suite 2500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 978-5900
(800) 669-9777
TTY (817) 978-5595

Download the HUD Complaint Form (PDF) (hud.gov) or Download the new HUD Complaint Mobile App in English or Spanish (hud.gov).

Learn what happens next when you enter a complaint by visiting the HUD Fair Housing Complaint Process page (hud.gov).

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Filing a Complaint with a Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agency

There may be additional local fair housing enforcement agencies that also accept fair housing discrimination complaints depending on where you live. For a list of these fair housing assistance programs, see below:

City of Austin Equal Employment and Fair Housing Office (www.austintexas.gov)
1050 E. 11th St., Suite 300
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 974-3262

City of Corpus Christi Department of Human Relations (www.cctexas.com)
1201 Leopard Street, 1st Floor
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 880-3196

City of Dallas Fair Housing Office (www.dallascityhall.com)
1500 Marilla Street Room 1B North
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-5677

Fort Worth Human Relations Commission (fortworthtexas.gov)
1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-7525

Garland Office of Housing and Neighborhood Service (www.ci.garland.tx.us/gov)
210 Carver Street, Suite 102A
Garland, TX 75040
(972) 205-3316

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Legal Aid Assistance

If you are seeking legal assistance for a housing issue or believe you are being wrongfully evicted, please see the legal aid resources available in your area:

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Public Accommodations Complaints

To make a complaint regarding public accommodations or accessibility, contact your local civil rights enforcement agency or the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ":):

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights - NYAVE
Washington, D.C. 20530

Fair Housing Counseling Agencies

To contact a local office that receives funding from HUD under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to assist tenants in entering fair housing complaints, see below:

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Did You Find What You Needed?

Additional resources, such as agencies that offer landlord tenant counseling in the state of Texas, are available through calling 211 or visiting 2-1-1 Help in Texas (www.211texas.org/211/). To view options for rental assistance, visit the Help for Texans page. For a list of current available affordable housing apartments, visit the TDHCA Vacancy Clearinghouse page.

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