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Fair Housing Project

The 1968 Fair Housing Act outlaws discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin. If you feel your fair housing rights have been violated, you can contact the NC Fair Housing Project.

Legal Services

Legal services organizations, which provide lawyers for people with low incomes, may be able to help you if you have legal troubles.

  • Legal Aid of NC serves all of North Carolina. You can call them at 919-856-2564;
  • Pisgah Legal Services serves Asheville/Western NC. You can call them at 800-489-6144; and
  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont serves Charlotte/west-central NC. You can reach them at 704-376-1600 in Mecklenburg County, 800-438-1254 outside of Mecklenburg County or 800-247-1931 for help in Spanish.

Additional Resources

Disability Rights North Carolina helps North Carolinians with disabilities across gain access to services and opportunity through its legally based advocacy. You can call them at 877-235-4210.

NC Justice Center provides free legal services to low-income individuals on issues that impact litigation and policy matters. You can call them at 919-856-2570.

NC Human Relations Commission is a state agency that investigates complaints of discrimination and enforces NC’s Fair Housing Law. You can call them at 919-789-5930 or 866-324-7474.

The NC Attorney General’s Office handles consumer protection issues. You can send a Consumer Complaint or call them at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.

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