Fair Housing SC
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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.
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.
What is Prohibited? On the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status, no one may: Sale and Rental of Housing Refuse to rent or sell housing Refuse to negotiate for housing Make housing unavailable Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental Set different terms, conditions or privileges for the sale or rental of a housing unit Provide different housing services or facilities Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing Mortgage Lending Refuse to make a mortgage loan Refuse to provide information regarding loans Impose different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points or fees Discriminate in appraising property Refuse to purchase a loan Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan Exercising Fair Housing Rights Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others to exercise that right. Advertising Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability. This applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.

Fair Housing is not an option. It’s the law.

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