If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination in housing and your rights have been violated, call the GLS Housing Unit at:
(727) 821-0726 ext. 273
to schedule an appointment* with a legal advocate.
*Proof of income required.
Gulfcoast Legal Services is a nonprofit legal aid organization serving low-income residents of Tampa Bay, at no cost, since 1979. We offer services for legal issues pertaining to family law, housing, immigration, and financial stability; but this legal clinic is focused on fair housing and housing discrimination.
State and Federal Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on:
Fair Housing laws forbid discrimination in most housing related transactions, including but not limited to:
Refusal to rent, sell or negotiate with a person who falls in one of the above protected classes.
Discrimination in the terms or conditions of a sale, rental, or in services or facilities.
Falsely denying housing availability.
Advertising in a discriminatory way.
Discrimination in financing, broker’s services, or homeowner’s insurance.
Refusal to make a reasonable accommodation or modification for a mentally or physically disabled person.