Fair Housing Protection

In the City of Panama City, it is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, the number and presence of children, age or physical handicap. Examples of discrimination are falsely denying that housing is available, discriminatory advertising, refusal to rent, and discrimination in the terms of the lease.

Any person who believes they are being discriminated against should file a complaint with the City's Department of Community Development. To file a complaint, citizens may fill out a complaint form.

A complaint may also be filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Hotline number is 800-669-9777.