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Real Estate

Fair Housing

TermDefinition
Civil Rights Act of 1866 This law prohibits discrimination based on race in every property transaction but was largely ignored until 1968 with Jones v Mayer
Fair Housing Act The Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1968, collectively
Familial Status The presence of one or more persons under the age of 18 living with a parent or adult guardian
Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) Law repealing requirement that housing for those 55 and older have special facilities for seniors
Civil Rights Act of 1968 A law that prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, and national origin
Disability A physical or mental impairment
Blockbusting Encouraging the sale or renting of property by claiming a protected class of people are moving into the area and will have a negative impace on property values
ADA A law that requires accessibiity to employment, goods and services for individuals with disabilities
HUD The agency that administers the federal fair housing laws
Steering Encouraging home seekers to limit their search to particular neighborhoods based on noneconomic factors such as race or religion
Jones vs Mayer A U.S. Supreme Court Decision that prohibits all racial discrimination in housing
FRESH CORN Acronym for Discrimination of the following Protected Classes under the Fair Housing Act: Familial Status, Race,E, Sex, Handicap, Color,O, Religion, National Origin
Doing Business with the Fair Housing Law Sale or rental of residential housing, advertising residential housing, financing residential housing, providing brokerage services, appraisal of housing, and blockbusting