In times of which social media seems to be our go to in shedding light on the biases and unconscious bias had by so many Americans within our country, from an optic standpoint that is excellent platform to share and bring attention to the inequity. But it is also still important to make sure matters are documented as if there are recognized pattern and practice by a corporation financial institution or group. Civil matters can be brought to right the injustice.
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Please learn more of your rights under the protected classes. And if you have a situation that has occurred and wise to file the matter allow our certified HUD housing counselors the ability to help in getting the wrong reviewed. No more are we going to say it is what it is.
African American and other under severed communities of color should not allow No to dictate your legacy and wealth creation. The gap in homeownership rates between white and Black families is larger today than it was in 1960, before the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
We have an administration seeking to right the wrongs of injustice.
- Advancing Equity and Racial Justice Through the Federal Government | The White House
- Justice Department Announces New Initiative to Combat Redlining | OPA | Department of Justice
It is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment), familial status, and disability. A variety of other federal civil rights laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit discrimination in housing and community development programs and activities, particularly those that are assisted with HUD funding. These civil rights laws include obligations such as taking reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to their programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) and taking appropriate steps to ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities through the provision of appropriate auxiliary aids and services. Various federal fair housing and civil rights laws require HUD and its program participants to affirmatively further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act.
Civil Rights and Fair Housing Laws, Part I
Civil Rights and Fair Housing Laws, Part II
Civil Rights and Fair Housing Laws, Part III
HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote civil rights and economic opportunity through housing. FHEO enforces fair housing laws. One of its roles is to investigate complaints of housing discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against in violation of any of these federal fair housing laws, you can file a complaint with FHEO.
- The Fair Housing Act
- Nondiscrimination in Advertising and Marketing
- Non-Discrimination in Housing and Community Development Programs
- Housing Discrimination and Persons Identifying as LGBTQ
- Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Rights of Persons with Limited English Proficiency
- Sexual Harassment
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
- Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
- HUD Equity | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Rights of Families with Children
- HUD Equity Letter head
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