Share Your Housing Story With Us. Confidentially.
At Root & Rebound, we believe that every person deserves a safe place to live. We published our Fair Chance Housing Toolkit in January of 2019 because we believe that people with past justice systems involvement need better support in understanding their rights in securing housing, and navigating that process. You can access our Fair Chance Housing Toolkit here.
As we launched the toolkit, we designed this portal because we want a place to hear from YOU, from people impacted by housing denials and barriers to housing because of their record. If you believe you have been denied housing because of your record, you can tell us your story here.
Your personal information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL unless you give us permission to share it later on. After you submit this form to share your housing story, a Root & Rebound staff member will review your form, and if appropriate, contact you to learn more.
PLEASE NOTE that by filling out this Root & Rebound form, you are NOT filing a formal complaint with the government, which is usually the first step to protect your rights if you later want to sue. You can find more information at the bottom of this website page on how to file a formal housing discrimination complaint with the government. By filling out this form, you also are NOT filling out an intake to get legal representation, though Root & Rebound’s staff MAY be able to connect you with a housing lawyer in your area.
AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE THAT FILLING OUT THIS FORM IS NOT THE SAME AS FILING AN OFFICIAL HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
If you are looking to file a formal housing discrimination complaint with the federal government, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides instructions on different ways to file a discrimination complaint here.
Some state and city governments also allow you to submit housing discrimination complaints online. To find the contact information for your state’s fair housing agency, look for your state here.