Housing Providers: Know Your Fair Housing Responsibilities

The Texas Workforce Commission’s Civil Rights Division (CRD) works to stop housing discrimination in the state by educating the public and by enforcing fair housing laws.

CRD recently released several informational videos to help housing landlords, lenders and other housing providers understand what housing discrimination is, what to expect if you are the subject of a fair housing complaint, and the mediation process. The Fair Housing Act says housing providers cannot treat housing consumers differently because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. To learn more about what housing discrimination is and what to expect if a complaint is filed against you, please watch the video below.

The best way to promptly resolve a housing discrimination complaint is through mediation. If the parties cannot agree to mutual terms to settle the complaint, the complaint will be investigated by TWC. To learn more about CRD’s mediation process, please watch the video below.

In collaboration with Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, CRD will present several free fair housing webinar training series as part of National Fair Housing Month in April. For more information on fair housing, go to the CRD page on the Texas Workforce Commission website.