WHAT IS Fair Housing? Fair Housing is a legal right that applies to most types of housing and protects certain classes of individuals from discrimination in the sale and rental of housing, real estate brokerage and lending, and other housing related services. Fair Housing rights and protections are provided under the United States Fair Housing Act of 1968, other applicable Federal laws, Executive Orders and regulations, and comparable state laws like the South Carolina Fair Housing Act. Enforcement is provided by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development and the US Department of Justice, and in South Carolina by the state Human Affairs Commission.
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Who is Protected? The Federal Fair Housing Act was designed to ensure that individuals of similar income levels, in the same housing market, have a like or equal range of housing choices regardless of: Race Color Religion Sex (gender) National Origin Disability (mental and physical) Familial Status (presence of children under 18 in the home) Additional protections are provided by the Fair Housing Act for people with disabilities.
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Fair Housing is not an option. It’s the law.

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