HUD launches new fair housing application
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched their first free fair housing application to help the public and housing industry have easy access to their housing rights and responsibilities.
"We are maximizing the latest technology to make the process for filing fair housing complaints faster and easier and arming our fair housing partners with the information they need to understand their fair housing rights and responsibilities," said John Trasviña, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
The app is aimed to assist fair housing groups and other civil right advocacy organizations on educating individuals and the industry on people's housing rights and responsibilities.
Extra benefits of the app include giving users the capability to research their housing rights during a natural disaster if they do not have power. The application also teaches users how to file a complaint and gives access to HUD’s toll free discrimination hotline.