How Much Do You Know about Fair Housing? [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.”
Take the HUD-approved fair housing quiz
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