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The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

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The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition
Fair Housing. It's not an option, it's the law.

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Housing and lending discrimination occurs when people try to rent or buy a home, and also when they attempt to get homeowner's insurance or a mortgage. Thirty-five years after Congress enacted the Fair Housing Act, millions of complaints are still filed each year - through nonprofit fair-housing agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Justice, and state and local agencies.

Have you faced a closed door?

Housing discrimination doesn't always mean having a door slammed in your face or a bigoted remark directed your way. Unsuspecting renters or home buyers may be politely turned away from the housing of their choice, even though they are qualified.

In Maryland, three African men were evicted when their landlord terminated the leases of black tenants and replaced them with white tenants. In California, a disabled white woman who uses a guide animal was refused a rental unit in an apartment with a "no-pets" policy. In Ohio, a Hispanic woman was denied housing because of an unlawful "no kids" policy.

Each of these people did something. You can, too.

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Fair Housing Laws

Fair housing laws provide a critical way to deter and counteract housing discrimination. Follow these links to learn more.

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