Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative - What Happens When I Report?

“It was hard to report the harassment, but now I have peace. I can relax and feel like I’m home. This is mine.”

After you contact DOJ, we will talk to you about your experience. After that, we may do the following:

  • Encourage you to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Investigate your harasser(s)
  • Decide whether to file a lawsuit
  • Inform your harasser(s) that threatening or evicting people because they reported harassment is against the law
  • Request a court order to protect your privacy during a lawsuit
  • Gather evidence
  • Attempt to negotiate and settle the lawsuit
  • Argue the case at trial

We will keep you updated on where we are in the process.

Updated February 28, 2018

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