Fair Housing WorkshopSeptember 26, 2013
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
On the 4th floor in the Vivian McCallum Room
City of Frisco
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034A representative from North Texas Fair Housing Center will present the basics of the Fair Housing Act, and describe who is protected under this law. Learn how to recognize signs of housing discrimination, gain resources for helping and receive tools to exercise housing rights. This information will help landlords, tenants, association members and managers, and anybody who may have a role related to housing understand the Fair Housing Law.
For information please contact:
Chris Bohen, 972-292-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE FAIR HOUSING ACT?
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of: race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status. When based on one of the listed categories, examples of prohibited actions include:*Refusal to rent or sell housing
*Refusal to negotiate for housing
*Setting different terms, conditions, or privileges for the sale or rental of a dwelling.
*Falsely denying that housing is available for inspection/sale/rental
Similar prohibitions apply to mortgage lending. It is also illegal for anyone to threaten, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with an individual exercising their fair housing right. In mortgage lending, no one may:
*Refuse to make a mortgage loan
*Refuse to provide information regarding loans
*Discriminate in appraising property
*Refuse to purchase a loan
*Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan
In addition, it is illegal for anyone to:
*Threaten, coerce, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others exercising a fair housing right.
*Advertise or make any public statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or familial status or disability. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single family and owner occupied housing.
Fair Housing Assistance
Click here to find out what to do if your fair housing right has been violated.