How To File A Housing Complaint

The Georgia Fair Housing Law requires all complaints must be filed in writing, signed, and affirmed by the aggrieved person.
In order to file a complaint there must be:
  • Standing
    • Aggrieved persons
    • A person who believes that a violation is about to occur
    • Parents or guardians
    • Testers
    • Organizations –Fair Housing Organizations, Civil Rights Organizations, Other Advocacy Groups

 

  • Respondent jurisdiction
  • Subject matter jurisdiction
  • Timeliness –Any complaint filed under the Fair Housing act must be timely.  In order for the GCEO to have jurisdiction to investigate, complaints must be filed within one year-365 calendar days of the alleged discrimination.   Counting of the 365 days begins the day after the discriminatory act. The timeliness period begins as of the date of the discriminatory act or the last occurrences or application of a discriminatory policy.
  • Continuing violations refer to either a series of related discriminatory acts, or a discriminatory policy that continues to affect members of a particular category.  A complaint that alleges a continuing violation is timely if it is filed within one year of the last occurrence of that discriminatory behavior.
To complete a fair housing discrimination complaint form click here.
 For further information, please contact the Intake Coordinator at 404-463-4706.