Fair housing, fair and equitable is the new name for a very important legal principle that applies to all Americans, regardless of race or religion.
It is also one of the key tenets of a federal civil rights law that is the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s sweeping agenda for a fairer society.
The Fair Housing act, enacted in 1968, prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, education and other areas based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or familial status.
The act is written to ensure that all Americans are treated equally, and to ensure fair treatment of people with disabilities.
The law does not protect against discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, age or marital status, but the law does protect against unlawful discrimination based upon disability or race.
The term fair means fair to a reasonable person.
The act defines fair as having a standard of equal justice and opportunity, with no undue hardship or discrimination.
The name fair is used throughout the law, including the provisions that guarantee the equal protection of the law.
In addition, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 prohibits employers from requiring or paying wages to employees because of race, sex or religion, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1975 requires employers to provide consumers with accurate information about credit reports.
The federal Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Act, enacted by Congress in 1968 and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1972, is the law that guarantees the protection of Americans against discrimination on the basis of race and color.
It prohibits unlawful discrimination in all areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and services, and provides civil rights protections against unlawful harassment, discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual or physical orientation, familial status, age and disability.
It protects the right of free exercise of religion, freedom of association and of speech, the right to peaceful assembly and petition, the rights of property owners to make repairs and alterations, and access to services, housing and facilities.
The Federal Fair Housing Commission, a non-profit organization, is an agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Department of Justice is the U,S.
attorney for the District of Columbia.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the Civil Rights Division’s principal office.Contact: