ActiveRain Fair Housing
When making any posting on ActiveRain, you must comply with section 3604(c) of the Federal Fair Housing Act. This law generally prohibits stating, in any notice or ad for the sale or rental of a dwelling, a discriminatory preference based on any of the following protected categories:
* Race or Color
* National Origin
* Familial Status (more)
* Handicap / Disability (more)
If you ever feel concerned about the actions of one of our members regarding discrimination and Fair Housing issues please flag the post, or send a notice to our support department by clicking here. You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Washington, D.C. 20410 - (202)708-1112 (Voice).
The Federal Fair Housing Act
Contained in Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status in the sale or lease of residential property or in the sale of vacant land for the construction of residential buildings. This act also protects against discrimination in advertising, financing, appraisal, and real estate services.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Title III of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in commercial facilities and places of public accommodation.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on a credit application due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of an applicant's income comes from any public assistance program.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866
This law states that all citizens of the United States shall have the same right, in every state and territory as is enjoyed by white citizens thereof to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real estate personal property.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act was one of the first attempts made by the federal government to implement fair housing ideals. The act prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin in many programs in which the federal government offered financial assistance.
ActiveRain Fair Housing
In addition and or combination with any federal, state, or local laws we believe that no person shall be discriminated against in the sale or lease of residential property on the basis of Sexual Orientation.
Find more Fair Housing information at www.HUD.gov.