How Much Do You Know about Fair Housing? [Infographic]

Fair Housing Quiz Infographic


So, you think you know your Fair Housing laws?

Each year, thousands of complaints are filed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its partnering agencies alleging discrimination. The National Fair Housing Alliance estimates that there are more than 4 million violations annually, with only a fraction being reported to HUD and its partnering agencies.

The law as it pertains to the sale or rental of housing prohibits discrimination against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin. “I think it’s fair to say that we have seen, in general, an upsurge in the number of cases that are filed in court, rather than with HUD,” says Sara Pratt, deputy assistant secretary for enforcements and programs at HUD. “So we see more lawsuits filed across the country that might previously have been filed with HUD but that have now become lawsuits.”

[Additional Reading: 23 States With Fake Service Animal Laws and Service Animals & The ADA: The Definitive Guide For Property Managers]

Take the HUD-approved fair housing quiz

We created this short HUD-approved Fair Housing Act quiz below to help you stay informed about the law. Take the quiz and see how you fare. Share the quiz with your colleagues! Cut and paste the embed code below onto your blog post or web page:

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President, Ballpark Impressions, LLC

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Tim Blackwell is a long-time publishing and printing executive in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who writes about the multifamily housing and transportation industries. He has contributed numerous articles to Property Management Insider, and worked as a newspaper reporter in the D/FW area. Blackwell is president of Ballpark Impressions, and publishes the Cowcatcher Magazine. He is a member of the Fort Worth Chapter/Society of Professional Journalists.

4 responses to “How Much Do You Know about Fair Housing? [Infographic]”

  1. Keith says:

    Great infographic! Had no idea cats could be service animals.

    • Michael Cunningham says:

      Thanks, Keith.

      The term “service animal” is often defined as an animal that provides physical assistance. The but term is so much broader, extending into the areas of emotional support. That allows for a variety of animals to be designated as a service animal.

  2. CharlieK says:

    Just illustrates how the government has destroyed the housing business.

  3. Pat D says:

    LOVE This… I would really like to have it in a high res format to put on to a poster. Would be great to use at our rental manager’s meeting

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