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Housing Discrimination Complaint Data in the Buffalo Region

Date: May 12, 2022
Author(s): Sarah Wooton, Steven Haagsma
Topic(s): Housing / Neighborhoods: General, Housing / Neighborhoods: Policies and Programs
Type: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is a snapshot of housing discrimination complaints reported to HOME between 2003 and 2020 in Erie and Niagara counties, with a focus on the City of Buffalo.

We explore the trends in discrimination complaints over time, the types of discrimination complaints filed most frequently, trends in complaint types filed over time, and the geographical distribution of those complaints. We also discuss misconceptions about housing discrimination and how individuals can file complaints if they believe they've been discriminated against.