Fair Housing

Fair Housing is the right of every person to have access to adequate housing of that person’s choice. It is unlawful to deny a person of this right because of race, color, sex, religion, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint
If you feel you have experienced housing discrimination and wish to file a complaint, you may click here to download and fill out a fair housing complaint form. After printing the form, you may:
  • Fax the form to Rebecca Barton, Fair Housing Officer, at 972-216-6425
  •  Email the form
  • Deliver the form in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to the Housing and Community Services Building located at:
    1616 N. Galloway
    Mesquite, TX 75149
  • Mail the form to the City of Mesquite at:
    City of Mesquite
    Fair Housing Office / CDBG
    P. O. Box 850137
    Mesquite, TX 75185-0137
The city’s fair housing policy can be found in Ordinance 2657. You can read more about the Texas Fair Housing Act.
You can also get more information on the U.S. Fair Housing Act online.

The Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division (TWCCRD) enforces the state’s fair housing laws. For more information on fair housing, you can visit the TWCCRD website.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice