The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
- National origin
- Familial status (families with children)
What is Prohibited?
The following actions are prohibited if based on a consumer’s association with one or more of the protected classes listed above:
- Refusal to rent or sell or negotiate for housing.
- Making housing unavailable.
- Denial of a dwelling.
- Setting different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling.
- Providing different housing services or facilities.
- Falsely denying that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental.
- Denial of access to or membership in a facility or service related to the sale or rental of housing.
- Steering prospective tenants to a certain neighborhood, development or unit.
- Refusal to make a mortgage loan or provide information regarding loans.
- Imposing different terms or conditions on a loan.
- Discrimination in appraising property.
- Refusal to purchase a loan.
- Setting different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan.