Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy a home or rent an apartment and you believe your housing resources rights have been violated, or if you feel your renter's rights or right to fair housing have been denied, you can file a fair housing complaint.
There are several ways to file a complaint. If you need assistance call City of Denton Director of Community Services, Danielle Shaw at (940) 349-7237 or the main phone line (940) 349-7726.
You can file a complaint yourself by using the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development website. Click on the link and you can complete an online form or print out a form and write out your complaint. If you choose to write your complaint out, you can then send it to the Fort Worth HUD Office.
If you don’t have access to a computer, you can write a letter to the Fort Worth Regional Office of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
In the letter, include:
Regional HUD Office:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the person your complaint is about
- The address of the house or apartment you were trying to rent or buy
- The date when this incident occurred
- A short description of what happened
801 Cherry St., 27th Floor
P.O. Box 2905
Fort Worth, Texas 76113-2905
or 1(800) 669-9777
TTY (817) 978-5595
City of Denton Code Enforcement handles rental property maintenance complaints and performs interior inspections of rental units by request at no cost. Common complaints addressed by rental inspections include mold testing, heating and air conditioning issues, not hot water, sanitary sewage blockage, or rodent/insect infestation.
Visit the Renter Assistance page for more information about rental inspections.