FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING LAWS

Fair Housing Laws

    • 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).
    • Fair Housing Act-Tenant Rights
    • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
    • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Section 504 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
    • Section 109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 - Section 109 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from HUD's Community Development and Block Grant Program.
    • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Title II prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs, services, and activities provided or made available by public entities. HUD enforces Title II when it relates to state and local public housing, housing assistance and housing referrals.
    • Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 - The Architectural Barriers Act requires that buildings and facilities designed, constructed, altered, or leased with certain federal funds after September 1969 must be accessible to and useable by handicapped persons.
    • Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - The Age Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
    • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 - Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.