Race Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on a person’s actual or perceived race, the race of their guests, etc.

Color Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on a person’s skin color, tone, or shade––even within the same racial or ethnic group.

National Origin Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on a person’s ancestry, birthplace, limited ability to speak English, etc.

Religion Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on a person’s religion, religious clothing, or religious practices.

Sex Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on a person’s sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.

Familial Status Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on the presence of a child or children under the age of 18 years in the household or a person being pregnant.

Disability Discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate based on a person’s physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, etc.

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Who We Are

The Fair Housing Council of South Texas is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to promoting fair housing and eliminating discriminatory housing practices across South Texas in the areas of rental housing, real estate sales, mortgage lending, homeowners’ insurance, home appraisals, zoning, land use, etc.

Founded in September 1996, the Fair Housing Council of South Texas promotes fair housing through free services offered to housing consumers which include complaint investigation, testing, housing counseling, advocacy, mediation efforts, enforcement actions, outreach activities, and educational trainings.

Who We Serve

With funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Fair Housing Council maintains an office in San Antonio and serves the following counties:

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Brooks
  • Cameron
  • Comal
  • Dimmit
  • Duval
  • Edwards
  • Frio
  • Gillespie
  • Gonzales
  • Guadalupe
  • Hidalgo
  • Jim Hogg
  • Jim Wells
  • Karnes
  • Kendall
  • Kenedy
  • Kerr
  • Kinney
  • Kleberg
  • LaSalle
  • Live Oak
  • Maverick
  • McMullen
  • Medina
  • Nueces
  • Real
  • Starr
  • Uvalde
  • Val Verde
  • Webb
  • Willacy
  • Wilson
  • Zapata
  • Zavala
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Bella Vista Homes Sued by Civil Rights Group for Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

Bella Vista Homes Sued by Civil Rights Group for Discrimination...

May 7, 2024, San Antonio, Texas – Today, the Fair Housing Council of South Texas (FHCST) filed a federal lawsuit against Bella Vista Homes...
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HUD Charges Grapevine, Texas Housing Authority with Disability Discrimination

HUD Charges Grapevine, Texas Housing Authority with Disability Discrimination

March 25, 2024, Washington, D.C.--Today, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the agency charged the Grapevine Housing Authority...
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Lennar Homes & D.R. Horton Sued by Civil Rights Group for Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

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November 9, 2023, San Antonio, Texas – Today, the Fair Housing Council of South Texas (FHCST) filed federal lawsuits against Lennar Homes and D.R....
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Relman Colfax Sues San Antonio Affordable Housing Providers for Discrimination Against Tenants with Disabilities

Relman Colfax Sues San Antonio Affordable Housing Providers for Discrimination...

March 9, 2021, San Antonio, Texas – Today, the law firm of Relman Colfax PLLC filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a large San...
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Civil Rights Organizations Accuse Bank of America of Housing Discrimination in 37 Metropolitan Areas

Civil Rights Organizations Accuse Bank of America of Housing Discrimination...

June 26, 2018, Maryland - Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio, 18 other fair housing organizations,...
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Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio Files Federal Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Local Property Management Companies

Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio Files Federal Housing...

May 2, 2018, San Antonio, Texas – Today, the Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio (“FHCOGSA”) filed a federal lawsuit against apartment management...
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Facebook Sued by Civil Rights Groups for Discrimination in Online Housing Advertisement

Facebook Sued by Civil Rights Groups for Discrimination in Online...

March 27, 2018, New York City, New York – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (“NFHA”) and three of its member organizations (Fair Housing...
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San Antonio Fair Housing Organization Files Federal Lawsuit Against Local Landlords

San Antonio Fair Housing Organization Files Federal Lawsuit Against Local...

April 28, 2017, San Antonio, Texas – Today, the Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio (“FHCOGSA”) filed a federal housing discrimination lawsuit in...
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