Maryland law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, family status, sexual orientation or disability.
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 fair housing complaint.
“It is the policy of the State of Maryland to provide for fair housing throughout the State of Maryland, to all its citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability; and to that end to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person or group of persons, in order that the peace, health, safety, prosperity and general welfare of all the inhabitants of the State may be protected and insured.” State Government Article, Section 20-702, Annotated Code of Maryland.
State Government Article, Section 20-701 et seq.
State Government Article, Section 20-1001 et seq.
There are several ways to file a complaint:
You can file a complaint right now, by using the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights' online form.
You can also call toll-free the US Department of Housing at 1-800-669-9777 or call the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights at our MD toll-free number, 1-800-637-6247.
In addition, you can download and print out a form, complete it, and drop it off at your local HUD office or the nearest Maryland Commission on Human Relations office or mail it to either of the following:
|Maryland Commission on Civil Rights 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900 Baltimore, Maryland 21202-1631||
Office of Fair Housing and Equal
Department of Housing and Urban
451 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000
Or, you can write a letter
Your name and address
The name and address of the person your complaint is about
The address of the house or apartment you were trying to rent or buy
The date when this incident occurred
A short description of what happened
Then mail it to the Fair Housing Hub for Maryland:
Fair Housing Hub
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3380
TTY (215) 656-3450