Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended in 1988, is known as the Fair Housing Act.

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in any type of housing related transaction on the basis of:

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  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Familial Status (presence of minor children in a household, pregnant women or anyone securing legal custody of a child)
It is against the law to do any of the following because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability:
  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of housing
  • Make housing unavailable or deny that housing is available
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for the sale or rental of housing, a mortgage, home loan, homeowners insurance or any other housing transaction
  • Advertise in a discriminatory way
  • Threaten, coerce or intimidate anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others in exercising those rights

It is important to know your rights to fair housing and hold others accountable in your pursuit of a home. Please visit the links below to find out more information.