Fair Housing

The City's fair housing program is designed to affirmatively further fair housing objectives of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, and other relevant federal, state, and local fair housing laws.  The City promotes equal housing opportunity through education and training, monitoring and investigating fair housing complaints utilizing techniques to support fair housing litigation, and conduct research and studies to identify and address fair housing impediments.

Fair Housing Act and Local Laws

The City of Miami adheres to both federal law (Fair Housing Act) and Miami-Dade County’s Code to define unlawful housing practices. Miami-Dade County’s civil and human rights ordinance, codified as Chapter 11A, (Article II, Sec. 11A-12) of the Miami-Dade County Code (as amended), specifies the classes protected from housing discrimination in Miami-Dade County and as such, in the City of Miami. These protected classes are as follows: race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, and/or source of income.

An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment. Persons with HIV disease, either symptomatic or asymptomatic, have physical impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities and thus are protected by the ADA.


For information on advertising with respect to the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings, in compliance with the requirements of the Fair Housing Act, please visit U.S. HUD’s web page on this topic. Link

Report Housing Discrimination

The City of Miami partners with H.O.P.E., Inc. to combat housing discrimination and to educate residents, landlords, and developers on their fair housing rights and responsibilities.  

What information do you need to file a complaint?  

  • Your name & address
  • Name of the person your complaint is against
  • The address where the incident occurred
  • Summarized description of the alleged violation
  • The date of the alleged violation


To file a complaint online with HOPE, Inc., please visithttp://www.hopefhc.com or call them at one of their two locations as noted below.  

Main Office 
11501 NW 2nd Avenue 
Miami, FL 33168 
Phone: (305) 651-HOPE (4673)  
Fax: (305)-759-2440  
TDD: 800-955-8771
E-mail: hopefhc@comcast.net

Broward Office
6491 Sunset Strip, Suite 8 
Sunrise, FL  33313 
Phone: (954) 567-0545   
Fax: (954) 742-3780  
TDD: 800-955-8771
E-mail: hopefhc@comcast.net