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Fair Housing Resources

What is the Fair Housing Act?

It is a set of laws that:

  • Prohibits discrimination in advertisement, listing, sale and rental of residential properties on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status
    or handicap.
  • Sets certain requirements for accessible design in new construction.
  • Covers all building, structures, and vacant land designed or intended for residential occupancy by one or more families or individuals.
  • Includes condos, single-story townhouses, garden apartments, vacation timeshares, dormitories, homeless shelters.
  • Requires covered buildings with an elevator to make all units in buildings accessible.
  • Requires covered buildings without an elevator to make all ground-floor units (including ground floors at different levels in the same building) accessible.

    For detailed information, call the Fair Housing information hotline (1-800-390-4845) or consult an attorney.

April of 2017 fair housing poster 2017 03 312018 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Download this Fair Housing Focus Poster Here

 

Here are some reference links:

The Fair Housing Act

Basic Facts About the Fair Housing Act

American’s With Disabilities Act

AUGUST, 2013 ATTORNEY GENERAL MEMORANDUM ON THE LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

AUGUST, 2013 ATTORNEY GENERAL MEMORANDUM ON THE LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION (SPANISH)

REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration

What Everyone Should Know about Fair Housing

Information Regarding Service Pets and Tenancy


HUD Regional Offices For New Jersey and New York:
New York Regional Office of FHEO
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3532
New York, New York 10278-0068
(212) 542-7519
(800) 496-4294
TTY (212) 264-0927