Disability Rights Attorney
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act,
as amended in 1988, prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national
origin. Its coverage includes private housing, housing that receives
Federal financial assistance, and State and local government housing. It
is unlawful to discriminate in any aspect of selling or renting housing
or to deny a dwelling to a buyer or renter because of the disability of
that individual, an individual associated with the buyer or renter, or
an individual who intends to live in the residence. Other covered
activities include, for example, financing, zoning practices, new
construction design, and advertising.
I have underlined the last portion of the previous paragraph because many builders are currently constructing apartments and condominiums which do not meet Fair Housing standards. If you visit new sites which you feel are in violation of Fair Housing standards, please contact me immediately.
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