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“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” – Louis D. Brandeis

Housing Laws

The Fair Housing Rights Center is committed to fighting housing discrimination in its various forms across our community. We work with local leaders to enact meaningful policies that will bring an end to discriminatory practices. While there is not one simple thing that can be done, or switch that can be flipped, our goal is to be an advocate to the steps that have to be taken. Our public policy team weighs in on federal, state, and local policy agendas to try and expand access to fair and equal housing opportunities to disenfranchised populations.

1964Civil Rights Act

42 U.S.C. § 2000d-1Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

1968Fair Housing Rights Act

42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19 Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability. It also requires that all federal programs relating to housing and urban development be administered in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair
housing.

1994Violence Against Women Act

42 U.S.C. § 14043e–11 VAWA provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in many of HUD’s housing programs. VAWA also requires the establishment of emergency transfer plans for facilitating the emergency relocation of certain tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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Tenants with Disabilities

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Compliance Training

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Information and Referral

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Health and Housing

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Housing Laws

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Community Engagement