I live in the state of Virginia. I am in the process of a settlement in a racial discrimination case. My complaint is being handled by HUD, who are awaiting my reply on an amount I would like to obtain from the respondents who discriminated against me. I understand I do not have to participate in the conciliation process, but I do not want to go through the long process of a court case as this is a housing dispute. I know I can recover my lost wages, moving expenses, lawyer fees, medical coverage, loan application fees, which I have come up with a total. My problem is that I know that I am able to be compensated for all the stress that I have endured for the past eight months, but what type of dollar amount should I be seeking. I am now under the care of a physician for the stress and health problems this has caused me. I have never gone through a situation like this before. I do not want to seem "greedy," but I do want enough to cover for my future lost wages and medical costs. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. I am not in a financial position to retain a lawyer in this matter as this situation has caused us a lot of financial hardship. Thank you for your help in this matter.