Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States.
The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program.
State and Local Laws
State and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.
In addition to our responsibilities, the home seller, the home seeker, and the real estate professional all have rights and responsibilities under the law.
TheAtlantaNewHomesDirectory.com will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this site are available on an equal opportunity basis.
For the Home Seller
As a home seller or landlord you have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the sale, rental and financing of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
You cannot instruct the licensed broker or salesperson acting as your agent to convey for you any limitations in the sale or rental because the real estate professional is also bound by law not to discriminate.
Under the law, a home seller or landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental; deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
For the Home Seeker
You have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
This includes the right to expect:
Housing in your price range made available to you without discrimination;
Equal professional service;
The opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices;
No discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing;
No discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing;
Reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities;
Non-discriminatory terms and conditions for the sale, rental, financing, or insuring of a dwelling; and
To be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.
For the Real Estate Professional
Agents in a real estate transaction are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
A request from the home seller or landlord to act in a discriminatory manner in the sale, lease or rental cannot legally be fulfilled by the real estate professional.
IF YOU SUSPECT DISCRIMINATION
Call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Complaints alleging discrimination in housing may be filed with the nearest
office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),
or by calling HUD's toll free numbers, 1-800-669-9777 (voice), or 1-800-543-8294
Contact HUD on the internet at