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 972-329-8340
  • Email the form to rbarton@cityofmesquite.com
  • Deliver the form in person to the Housing and Community Services Building located at 1616 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX 75149 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM
  • 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 may click here to download a pdf of the ordinance.

For more information on the Texas Fair Housing Act, go to: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PR/htm/PR.301.htm

For more information on the U. S. Fair Housing Act, go to: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/progdesc/title8

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 at: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/cwp/civil-rights-discrimination.html.