HUD also has a toll-free number (8669-9777 and a TDD number (800) 927-9275.
Alternatively, you can write to HUD at the above address. To file a complai t under state law,
or for information on Georgia’s Fair Housing Law, you should contact the Fair Housing Division
of the Commission on Equal Opportunity. Thaoffice can be reachedat (404) 656-1736 or 1-
800-473-OPEN or write to:
Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity 229 Peachtree St. NE 710 Peachtree Tower Atlanta, GA 30303 404-656-1736
What will happen if I do file a housing discrimination complaint? HUD will notify you when it receives your com laint. If HUD has d termined that your
state or local agency has the same fair housing powers as HUD, HUD will refer your complaint
to that agency for investigationand notify you of the referral. That agency must begin work on
investigate your complaint and determine whetherthere is reasonable cause to believe the Fair
Housing Act has been violated. If HUD cannot complete an investigation within 100 days of
receiving your complaint, it will notify you. Once the investigation is complete, HUD will try to
complt i is
agreement and must protect bothyou and the public interest. If an agreement is signed, HUD
will take no further action on your complaint. However, if HUD has reasonable cause to believe
that a conciliation agreement is breached, HUD will recommend that the Attorney General file
suit. If a conciliation agreement cannot be reaced, there may be an administrative hearing on
your complaint unless you or the rspondent want the case to be head in federal district court.
Either way, there is no cost to you.
If your case goes to an administrative h ing HUD attorneys will litigate the case on