Fair Housing Act - Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as Amended - Prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing of dwellings, and other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18) and disability. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act - Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Section 109 of Title I of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 - 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. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 - 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 - 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. Presidential Executive Orders: Executive Order 11063 - Prohibits discrimination in the sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds. Executive Order 12892, as amended - Requires federal agencies to affirmatively further fair housing in their programs and activities, and provides that the Secretary of HUD will be responsible for coordinating the effort. The Order also established the President's Fair Housing Council, chaired by the Secretary of HUD. Executive Order 13166 - Eliminates, to the extent possible, limited English proficiency or "LEP" as a barrier to full and meaningful participation by beneficiaries in all federally-assisted and federally conducted programs and activities. Executive Order 13217 - Requires federal agencies to evaluate their policies and programs to determine if any can be revised or modified to improve the availability of community-based living arrangements for persons with disabilities.
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Fair Housing laws exist at both the state and the federal level. At the federal level, several different laws and presidential Executive Orders define the legal protections for fair housing choice. These are described below. Click the links to read more or to read the laws.
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