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COVID-19 job losses and expiring eviction protections have left many people unable to pay rent or find affordable housing. More people are now reporting they are victims of unlawful sexual harassment by a landlord or other housing provider. The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are working together to protect victims of illegal sexual harassment in housing.
What is Sexual Harassment in Housing?
Sexual harassment in housing includes demands for sex or sexual acts in order to buy, rent, or continue renting a home. It also includes other unwelcome sexual conduct that makes it hard to keep living in or feel comfortable in your home. It can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sexual harassment in housing is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under Fair Housing laws.
The following may be examples of sexual harassment in housing:
The women in the video below fought back against sexual harassment at home:
Who Can Help?
If you have been a victim of illegal sexual harassment at home, click here to file a complaint or contact us at 1-877-54HUMAN.