Housing And Civil Enforcement Section Overview

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The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section enforces: the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which prohibits discrimination in credit, Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in certain places of public accommodation, such as hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and theaters, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which prohibits local governments from adopting or enforcing land use regulations that discriminate against religious assemblies and institutions or which unjustifiably burden religious exercise, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, which provides for the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and civil protections in areas such as housing, credit and taxes for military personnel while they are on active duty.

To contact us:

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Washington, D.C. 20530

(202) 514-4713
TTY - 202-305-1882
Fax: (202) 514-1116
Toll-free: (800) 896-7743

Updated August 24, 2021

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