Fair Housing Act

  • January 30, 2016
  • By: Greenpath Financial Wellness
  • GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.

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.

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Greenpath Financial Wellness

GreenPath Financial Wellness is a trusted national nonprofit with more than 60-years of helping people build financial health and resiliency. Our NFCC-certified counselors give you options to manage credit card debt, student loans and homeownership.