Renters: Report an Issue and Additional Resources

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Legal Assistance Report a Violation/ Request Housing Inspection

Area agencies and nonprofits groups have resources and tools for renters like legal assistance, reporting a housing code violation and consumer protection. Search by category. 

Legal Assistance

Agency/Organization   Description  Contact Information 
Fair Housing Project, a Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina Provides free legal  assistance to low income individuals throughout North Carolina. 855-797-3247 (toll free),
North Carolina Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service To help you locate an attorney to assist you. A fee of up to $50 may be charged you for a consultation of 30 minutes or less. 919-677-8574 or 1-800-662-7660 (toll free)


Report a Violation/ Request Housing Inspection

The State Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicaps, or family status (families with children).

If you have experienced discrimination or are living in a rental that may not meet local housing code, the agencies below may be able to help. 

Agency/Organization  Description  Contact info 
NC Human Relations Commission  NC state agency that investigates complaints of discrimination and enforces NC’s Fair Housing  Law. 919-807-4420 or 1-866-324-7474 (toll free)
City of Raleigh’s Code Enforcement Division of the Housing and Neighborhoods Department Inspects apartments/ houses to make sure no violation of the minimum housing code. 919-996-2444
NC Office of Administrative Hearings—Civil Right’s Division  Investigates discrimination in the rental process. 
NC Attorney General’s Office – Consumer Protection The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office enforces North Carolina’s consumer protection laws, which are aimed at preventing unfair or deceptive trade practices. 919-716-6000; 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (toll free), 




Housing and Neighborhoods Department
Community and Small Business Development Division

Fair Housing Hearing Board

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