Federal Fair Housing Act

Federal Fair Housing Act

What does the Federal Fair Housing Act Cover?

 The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of:
    • Race or Color
    • National origin
    • Religion
    • Sex
    • Familial status
    • Disability

It is illegal to discriminate against persons belonging to any one of the above listed legally protected classes in any of  the following situations:

  1. •  Refusal to rent or sell housing to any person who is legally protected by the Act
  • •  Setting different terms, conditions, or privileges for a sale or rental to any person who is legally protected by the Act
  • •  Providing different housing services or facilities to any person who is legally protected by the Act
  • •  Falsely denying that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental to any person who is legally protected by the Act
  • •  Refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules or services for a disabled person, that have been deemed necessary by
  •    a physician
  • •  Refusal to allow a disabled person to make reasonable accommodations to his/her dwelling
  • •Threatening or interfering with anyone making a fair housing complaint

 For more information, please visit the State of New Jersey- Department of Community Affairs at https://nj.gov/dca/home/fairhousing/act.html





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