Fair Housing Act
- January 30, 2016
- By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
The Fair Housing Act Bans Discrimination for Housing
According to the Fair Housing Act, no one may take any of these actions based on prejudice:
- Refuse to rent or sell housing.
- Refuse to negotiate for housing.
- Make housing unavailable.
- Deny a dwelling.
- Set different terms for a sale or rental.
- Provide different services or facilities.
- Lie that housing isn’t available.
- For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent.
- Deny anyone membership linked to the sale or rental of housing.
- Refuse to make a mortgage loan.
- Refuse to give information about loans.
- Impose different terms or conditions on a loan. This includes interest rates, points, or fees.
- Discriminate during appraisal.
- Refuse to purchase a loan.
- Set different terms for purchasing a loan.
You have options when it comes to housing. It is illegal to threaten or interfere with anyone using a fair housing right.
If you would like the support of a housing specialist to help you navigate the home-buying process, GreenPath housing advisors can help.