Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment policy for SJPHA

Sexual Harassment in Housing

Federal laws, including the Fair Housing Act, prohibit harassment in housing based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, or disability.
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is strictly forbidden by the Fair Housing Act. Other federal laws, such as Section 109 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, also prohibit sex discrimination.
If you experience sexual harassment, you have the right to file a complaint with HUD. If it's safe to do so, you can tell the person harassing you to stop. If the harasser is not your housing provider, you can also report the harassment to them.
When submitting your complaint to HUD, provide the name of the harasser, when and where the harassment occurred, and the names of any witnesses or other individuals who have also experienced or are experiencing harassment.