The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created a free mobile app that allows users to instantly file housing discrimination complaints.

“Having this first fair housing mobile application equips people everywhere with the information they need to combat housing discrimination,” says John Trasviña, HUD assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity. “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.”

The app, available for the iPhone and iPad, includes information about the Fair Housing Act, HUD’s fair housing toll-free discrimination hotline, and information on housing rights following a natural disaster.

Source: “HUD rolls out fair housing mobile app,” Inman News (March 5, 2013)

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Michelle Lind

K. Michelle Lind, CEO of Arizona REALTORS®, is also an attorney, State Bar of Arizona board certified real estate specialist, and the author of Arizona Real Estate: A Professional’s Guide to Law and Practice. Please note that this article is of a general nature and may not be up-to-date or revised for accuracy as statutory or case law changes following the date of first publication. Further, this article reflects only the opinion of the author, is not intended as definitive legal advice and you should not act upon it without seeking independent legal counsel.