What is the Fair Housing Act?
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). [From US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - the official website]
Below is a great link about fair housing laws. If you go to that link you will see another link just about the fair housing act. It should have your info in it. Also there is a link to a copy of the fair house link. http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/FHLaws/ http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/housing/title8.htm Hope this helps, Chris. data backup.
The Federal Fair Housing Act was created by the federal government to set a standards against discrimination for housing in general practice for the entire United States. The Massachusetts Fair Housing Law was created by the state of Massachusetts to discourage discrimination specifically related to Massachusetts.
The Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, was passed as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. An 1868 Civil Rights Act did prohibit discrimination in housing but did not provide for federal enforcement. The '68 act prohibited discrimination of the sale, rental, and finance of housing based on race, religion, or national origin.
While some civil rights legislation and jurisprudence made reference to fair housing, the 1968 Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was the first law to provide an enforcement mechanism for outlawing: Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin in the terms, conditions or privilege of the sale or…
No, this is considered Discrimination based on Familial Status, which is protected under the Fair Housing Act. If you've experienced this type of discrimination, contact your local Fair Housing Center or HUD (Housing & Urban Development). However, if the landlord declined your tenancy because the house is only certified for having up to 5 people residing in it, then your claim may be moot. The Landlord is under no obligation to subject himself to legal…
Does accepting section 8 vouchers constitute being a recipient of Federal Funding under Section 504 of the Fair Housing Act?
section 8 is a housing program for low income families. which is much better than public housing,You must have heard in the Military section 8 means your crazy.Sothe housing should have picked a better term so its not demeaning. "Section 8" refers to the act of Congress which created it. It was established as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The part of that Act which created this program was an…
The Civil Rights Movement was a movement by the people, not a law to be passed by congress. A result of the Civil Rights Movement was the consideration of many bills passed by congress into law. Among them were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
If a buyer requests housing based on racial diversity does the broker have a duty to provide information?
This generality is not answerable with a simple yes or no. Fair housing has its guidelines -- state and federal guidelines may apply. Associations may have age restrictions. Key is to understand the association's guidelines before you purchase a unit and how those guidelines dovetail with the applicable fair housing guidelines. You can find the association's guidelines in their land-use documents: the Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Reservations.