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File a complaint


There are several ways to file a federal complaint.

Online - You can file a complaint online on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.

Phone - Call toll-free at (800) 669-9777

Mail -
Complete the Are you a Victim of Housing Discrimination? complaint form and mail it to:
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development Room 5204,
451 Seventh Street SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000

Or write a letter to HUD and mail it to:
Seattle Regional Office of FHEO
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Seattle Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue, Room 205
Seattle, WA 98104-1000

  • Be sure to include the following information:
    - Your name and address
    - Name and address of the person your complaint is about
    - Address of the house or apartment you were trying to rent/ buy
    - Date when the incident occurred
    - A short description of what happened

Washington State

To file a complaint, call (800) 233-3247.

If you believe you are being discriminated against, try to document what is happening.

  • Note the dates, times, words used and actions or conduct you believe is discriminatory.
  • Keep copies of any relevant letters, answering machine messages, etc.
  • Note any witnesses to the action or situation.

You have a responsibility to act in a timely manner. Under the Law Against Discrimination, you must file a formal complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission within 12 months.



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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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