Fair Housing

Purpose

The Grants and Housing Department assists residents of the City of Galveston who believe that they have experienced discrimination in the rental of an apartment or the purchase of a home based on:

  • Disability
  • Family status
  • National origin
  • Race or color
  • Religion
  • Sex

The City of Galveston promotes fair housing and equal opportunity. To find more resources related to fair housing, you can access HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at  FHEO Home | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

If you have experienced housing discrimination, the City of Galveston encourages you to file a report with HUD's FHEO in one of three ways. You may call HUD's national hotline at 1-800-669-9777 or the HUD Region 6 Office at 1-817-978-5900; TTY 1-817-978-5595. Online filing is available at Report Housing Discrimination | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). You can also print a form from the FHEO website and mail it to Fort Worth Regional Office of FHEO; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; 307 W. 7th Street, Suite 1000; Fort Worth, TX 76102.

You may also file a housing discrimination complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division (TWC-CRD). You can contact  TWC-CRD at 1117 Trinity Street, Room 144-T, Austin, TX, 78701; by phone, TTY, or fax at (888) 452-4778, (512) 263-2642, TTY: 512-371-7473, Fax: 512-463-2643; and by email at housingcomplaint@twc.state.tx.us

Complaints

Housing complaints must be filed within 100 days of the alleged discriminatory act. For more information, contact the Grants and Housing Department at (409) 797-3820.

All complaints are forwarded for review and disposition to the Houston office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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