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Sexual Harassment In Housing Initiative

DOJ sexual harassment housing initiative

The Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative is an effort to combat sexual harassment in housing led by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The goal of the Initiative is to address sexual harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, loan officers or other people who have control over housing.

In October 2017, the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division announced the Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative. The Division enforces the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Sexual harassment in housing is prohibited by these laws.

The Justice Department's initiative seeks to identify barriers to reporting sexual harassment in housing, increase awareness of its enforcement efforts - both among victims and those they may report to - and collaborate with federal, state, and local partners to increase reporting and help victims quickly and easily connect with federal resources. The Department encourages anyone who has experienced sexual harassment in housing, or knows someone who has, to contact:

Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative


Updated September 29, 2021