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Home Ownership

Fair Housing Introduction

This page contains resources that offer information about fair housing. 

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a federal act of the United States that protects buyers and renters of a dwelling from discrimination based on their membership in a protected class. The classes that are protected under the FHA are:

  • Race - People cannot be treated differently because of their race or personal characteristics associated with race
  • Color - People cannot be treated differently because of their skin color or complexion
  • National Origin - People cannot be treated differently because of their place of origin or ancestry or because they have physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a specific or particular national origin group
  • Religion - People cannot be treated differently because of their religious observance, practices, and beliefs
  • Sex - People cannot be treated differently because of their gender; this includes gender identity, protections for domestic violence survivors, and prohibiting sexual harassment
  • Familial Status - People cannot be treated differently because they have children under the age of 18, are pregnant, are trying to adopt, or have custody or guardianship of children under the age of 18
  • Handicap (Disability) - People cannot be treated differently because of a physical or mental disability

 

If you believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please call the fair housing helpline at 1-870-338-9834. To schedule a free fair housing presentation at your organization, please email klancaster@arlegalaid.org.

Fair Housing Resources (English)

Overview of the Fair Housing Act

 

 

Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

 

 

Homeownership and Fair Lending Under the Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Resources (Spanish)

Video: Visíon General de la Ley de Vivienda Justa | Overview of the Fair Housing Act

 

 

Video: Hospedaje y Modificaciones Razonables bajo la Ley de Vivienda Justa | Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

 

 

VIDEO: Propiedad de vivienda y Préstamos Justos Bajo la Ley de Vivienda Justa | Homeownership and Fair Lending Under the Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Resources (Marshallese)

VIDEO: Etale an Fair Housing Act | Overview of the Fair Housing Act

 

 

Video: Uwin nan koman oktak im kakobaba umwin Fair Housing Act | Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

 

 

Video: Owner an em ko im riwia kake umwin Fair Housing Act | Homeownership and Fair Lending Under the Fair Housing Act