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Readers Respond: Dealing With Housing Discrimination

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Readers share their experiences about housing discrimination, including what happened, how they dealt with it, and what they learned that might lead them to act differently next time. Add your own! Share Your Experience

HUD IS BROKEN

We filed a HUD Fair Housing Complaint over 1,000 days ago. HUD totally bungled the investigation. HUD lost our complaint, declined it as not timely, and failed to consider our witnesses and evidence. The landlord's attorney submitted false witness testimony, a phony mold report, and a dummied policy change letter. HUD failed to look at our pictures which proved their witnesses' statements were false. HUD failed to contact our 27 witnesses and 8 key witnesses passed away. We had to hire our own private investigator to interview our remaining witnesses. HUD failed to accept our mold report and accepted the landlord's mold report that was free and from a closed company. HUD accepted the mold report afte the landlord's attorney hired the mold inspector when the company closed. They even refused the delivery of my wife's medication and refused two REASONABLE ACCOMODATION REQUESTS. Senator McCain has referred this mess to the OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL. My wife is dying due the toxic mold.
—azmfairall

Housing Discrimination

I filed a housing discrimination complaint with the New Jersey Division On Civil Rights Law & Public Safety. I received a finding of No Probable Cause and case was closed. After reading findings I noticed that the investigator made a number of errors regarding my case. I then requested by phone to file appeal with agency. Investigator never return calls also tried to reach Housing Unit manger in Trenton, NJ she was on vacation. So I filed appeal in the Superior Courts of NJ. Motions were denied except waving of court fees. I'm now filing reconsideration of motion. Because motions were denied on the bases of filing appeal first with agency. Which I'm now told they don't do appeals I have to file with NJ Superior Courts. Hopefully since the agency don't do appeal the NJ Superior Court of appeal will grant my motions.
—Guest Bilal Whitest

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