Fair Housing

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The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a federal act of the United States that protects buyers and renters of a dwelling from discrimination based on their membership in a protected class. The classes that are protected under the FHA are:

  • Race - People cannot be treated differently because of their race or personal characteristics associated with race
  • Color - People cannot be treated differently because of their skin color or complexion
  • National Origin - People cannot be treated differently because of their place of origin or ancestry or because they have physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a specific or particular national origin group
  • Religion - People cannot be treated differently because of their religious observance, practices, and beliefs
  • Sex - People cannot be treated differently because of their gender; this includes gender identity, protections for domestic violence survivors, and prohibiting sexual harassment
  • Familial Status - People cannot be treated differently because they have children under the age of 18, are pregnant, are trying to adopt, or have custody or guardianship of children under the age of 18
  • Handicap (Disability) - People cannot be treated differently because of a physical or mental disability

If you believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please call the fair housing helpline at 1-870-338-9834.

Please see the Fair Housing Presentation Calendar for a list of upcoming events. To schedule a free fair housing presentation at your organization, please email [email protected].

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