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Fair Housing

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1787 U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2 For purposes of number of representatives, slaves count as 3/5 of a person
1791 Bill of Rights (1st 10 Amendments) Fifth Amendment guarantees right to "due Process"
1865 13th Amendment Slavery abolished and Congress given power to enact appropriate legislation to enforce this article.
1866 Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. 1982) Enacted under authority of 13th Amendment, this act guarantees all property rights enjoyed by "white citizens" to all U.S. citizens regardless of race.
1868 14th Amendment 14th Amendment (and 5th Amendment) prohibit government discrimination
1962 Executive Order 11063 President Kennedy directs all federal agencies to take all action necessary to prevent discrimination because of race, color, creed or national origin
1964 Civil Rights Act ofg 1964 (Title VI) (1) Prohibits discrimination based upon race, color and national origin in federally assisted programs, including public housing. (2) Authorizes withholding of federal funding from state or local grantees engaging in discriminatory activity.
1986 Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Title VII - The Fair Housing Act) (1) Outlaws private discrimination in housing, including refusal to rent or sell. (2) Also outlaws private discrimination in advertising, terms of sale or rental, blockbusting and use of real estate services (3) Exemption for individual owners of single-f
1973 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) Prohibits discrimination against handicapped persons in all federally assisted programs, including housing
1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) Prohibits credit discrimination in housing based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status or age
1974 Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (1) Expands Fair Housing Act to include prohibition of sex discrimination in housing (2) Creats "Section 8" programs (3) Establishes Block Grant program and Urban Development Action Grant program
1975 The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs receiving federal financial assistance
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