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Fair Housing Brochure

Fair Housing Brochure



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Published by: Jeffrey Stanton on Feb 02, 2008
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of .air Housing and Equal Opportunity
air Housing
Equal Opportunity for All
Please visit our website: wwwhudgov/fairhousing
The .air Housing Act1What Housing Is Covered?1What Is Prohibited?1Additional Protection If You Have A Disability3Housing Opportunities for .amilies5If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated6What Happens When You .ile A Complaint?10Does the US Department of JusticePlay A Role?11What Happens After A Complaint Investigation?12In Addition13US Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSecretary Mel Martinez451 7th Street, SWWashington, DC 20410-2000
Contentsair Housing  Equal Opportunity for All
The rich diversity of our people, coupled with the unity of spirit upon which this nationwas founded, is Americas true strength We are a nation that celebrates equality ofopportunity, which makes it all the more disturbing when new immigrants, minorities,families with children, and people with disabilities are denied housing because ofunfair housing discriminationThe Department of Housing and Urban Development enforces the .air Housing Actand the other federal laws that prohibit discrimination and the intimidation of peoplein their homes These laws cover virtually all housing in the United States  privatehomes, apartment buildings, and condominium developments  and nearly allhousing transactions, including the rental and sale of housing and the provisionof mortgage loansEqual access to rental housing and homeownership opportunities is the cornerstoneof this nations federal housing policy Landlords who refuse to rent or sell homes topeople based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disabilityare violating federal law, and HUD will vigorously pursue themHousing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way theprinciples of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans TheDepartment of Housing and Urban Development is committed to ensuring that foreveryone seeking a place to live,
housing is .air HousingMel MartinezSecretary
The .air Housing Act prohibitsdiscrimination in housing because of:Race or colorNational originReligionSex.amilial status (including children underthe age of 18 living with parents or legalcustodians; pregnant women and peoplesecuring custody of children under 18)Handicap (Disability)The .air Housing Act covers most housingIn some circumstances, the Act exemptsowner-occupied buildings with no more thanfour units, single-family housing sold orrented without the use of a broker andhousing operated by organizations andprivate clubs that limit occupancy tomembers
In the Sale and Rental of Housing:
No onemay take any of the following actions basedon race, color, national origin, religion, sex,familial status or handicap (disability):Refuse to rent or sell housingRefuse to negotiate for housingMake housing unavailableDeny a dwellingSet different terms, conditions orprivileges for sale or rental of a dwellingProvide different housing servicesor facilities.alsely deny that housing is available forinspection, sale or rental.or profit, persuade owners to sell or rent(blockbusting) orDeny anyone access to or membershipin a facility or service (such as a multiplelisting service) related to the sale orrental of housing
What Housing Is Covered?What Is Prohibited?The air Housing Act

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