To report a bad landlord, contact the Multifamily Housing Complaint Line with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As of 2015, the toll-free number is 800-685-8470. HUD will then investigate your claim.
Visit the Housing Authority to review your rights as a tenant. This information can be found through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD guides you through the process of filing a complaint and can provide you with valuable information regarding the tenant and landlord relationship. It is in a renter's best interest to keep a record of all complaints and conversations filed with the landlord. This evidence helps determine the outcome of the case.