FHA Harassment

Know Your Rights Against Discriminatory Harassment by Neighbor

You have a right to live in your home free from discriminatory harassment by your neighbor.

 

Your right to be free from discriminatory harassment is protected by the Fair Housing Act.

 

The Fair Housing Act protects you from discriminatory intimidation by your neighbor. This includes but is not limited to pursuits on foot or in vehicles, racial slurs or epithets, and/or obscene or threatening phone calls.

 

The Fair Housing Act protects you from discriminatory interference with the use of your home by your neighbor. This includes but is not limited to generating excessive noise, light or offensive odors and other nuisances, posting of signs or other displays on property that includes offensive epithets, or other violent conduct intended to deny, prevent, disrupt or terminate an aggrieved person’s use and enjoyment of a dwelling.

 

The Fair Housing Act protects you from discriminatory threats of injury and/or violence by your neighbor. This includes but is not limited to telephone calls featuring “hate” messages combined with threats of injury and/or threatening with deadly weapons.

 

The Fair Housing Act protects you from the discriminatory infliction of physical injury by your neighbor to your body and/or home. This includes but is not limited to violent physical assaults, home invasions, and rock-throwing.

 

The Fair Housing Act protects you from discriminatory acts and/or damages committed by your neighbor against your real or personal property. Acts against your real or personal property include but are not limited to criminal trespass (unlawful entry); cross-burnings or effigy-hangings on your property; fire-bombing or other vandalism of vehicles; arson or attempted arson; poisoning of pets; defacing property by spray-painting offensive insignia or epithets; posting signs and other displays containing offensive epithets on the dwelling; or other forms of serious and extensive deliberate damage to exteriors or interiors of dwellings.

 

You have a right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for discriminatory harassment by your neighbor.

You have a right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Justice for discriminatory harassment by your neighbor