Sexual harassment in housing is when a housing provider or their employee makes unwelcome sexual advances, demands sex or sexual favors, repeatedly uses words or acts of a sexual nature, rapes or sexually assaults you.
The most important thing is safety -Call for help! If you are assaulted, call 911.
If you are not comfortable reporting to the police but want to talk to someone, call Day One Crisis Line at 1-888-223-1111 or text 612-399-9995.
You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights or a city agency. Call them for information on what to do. They will investigate your claim for free. In most cases, you need to file a complaint or lawsuit within 1 or sometimes 2 years.
MN Department of Human Rights Griggs Midway Building 540 Fairview Ave. N, Suite 201 St. Paul, MN 55104 Phone: (833) 454-0148
TTY: (651) 296-1283 https://mn.gov/mdhr/
MN Department of Human Rights – St Cloud
400 Second St South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 650-3133 https://mn.gov/mdhr/
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Phone: (800) 765-9372 www.hud.gov
Call a lawyer to talk about your options. A lawyer can:
Get a court order to keep the harasser away from you
Fight eviction that your landlord filed because of your response to sexual harassment
Start a civil rights case and ask the court to make the landlord pay money damages to you.