Fair Housing

It’s the Law

Discrimination, based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, familial status or national origin, in connection with the sale or rental of most housing and any vacant land offered for residential construction or use, is illegal under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

The City of Plano, through Ordinance No. 92-3-13, also prohibits housing discrimination. Furthermore, it is illegal to threaten, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right. The City of Plano’s 2015-2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing reviews impediments to fair housing choice in the public and private sectors within the city.

For further information regarding your rights with regard to housing discrimination, you may go to the HUD's website on Fair Housing.

How to File a Housing Complaint

If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can:

  • file a complaint online with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or 
  • call (800) 669-9777 and for the hearing impaired, please call TTY (800) 927-9275, or
  • file a complaint online with North Texas Fair Housing Center
Alternatively, a citizen may file a housing discrimination complaint with the City of Plano, by calling the Community Services Division, (972) 208-8150.

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