Federal Fair Housing Act

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  Addressing issues that can lead to unhealthy housing and looks at how unhealthy housing can sometimes be a Fair Housing issue.      
A summary on a housing provider’s obligation to make reasonable accommodations and modifications which may be necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.
Fair Housing Act a.       The Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, prohibits discrimination in the sale and rental of housing.  It prohibits any discrimination that is based on a person’s: Race, Color, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Disability, or Familial Status.  These are called “the protected classes.” b.      The purpose of the FHA is to allow everyone in the community freedom to choose where they live. 
This section provides information on the Fair Housing Act and the classes of people it protects. Consumers can learn about their Fair Housing rights  and what they can do to exercise and protect those rights. Housing providers can learn about best practices and compliance with fair housing laws.  Links to more information are available by clicking on the tabs above.   Pages:
Design and Construction Resources HUD Design Manual - Fair Housing Guidelines: www.huduser.org Select publications on the left Select alphabetical listing on right Select "F" for fair housing Select Design Manual ANSI - American National Standards Institute 11 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036 Can be purchased on-line from a variety of sources; cannot be reproduced Fair Housing Accessibility First
Over the last several years, our nation has made enormous progress in expanding access to capital for previously under served borrowers. Despite this progress, however, too many families are suffering today because of a growing incidence of abusive practices in a segment of the mortgage lending market. Predatory mortgage lending practices strip borrowers of home equity and threaten families with foreclosure, destabilizing the very communities that are beginning to enjoy the fruits of our nation’s economic success.
The Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Acts, prohibits discrimination in housing. The Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination in the Sale and Rental of Housing Based on a Person’s: Race Color Sex Religion National Origin Disability Familial Status (presence of children under 18 yrs. old) Why Fair Housing? Where you live determines:
The Violence Against Women Act: A Housing Toolkit for Advocates
HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. This page allows you to select a list of agencies for each state below. You may search more specifically for a reverse mortgage counselor or if you are facing foreclosure, search for a foreclosure avoidance counselor.

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