{ "@type": "DefinedTerm", "@id": "https://affordablehousingonline.com/glossary/Fair-Housing-Act", "name": "Fair Housing Act", "description": "

1968 Act (amended in 1974 and 1988) providing the HUD Secretary with fair housing enforcement and investigation responsibliities. It prohibits disccrimination in all facets of the homebuying and renting process. Specifically, it prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability.<\/p>", "inDefinedTermSet": "https://affordablehousingonline.com/glossary" },

Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Fair Housing Act

View All Glossary Definitions

1968 Act (amended in 1974 and 1988) providing the HUD Secretary with fair housing enforcement and investigation responsibliities. It prohibits disccrimination in all facets of the homebuying and renting process. Specifically, it prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability.

Related Definitions: