The Fair Housing
VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended,
prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings,
and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children
under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women, and people securing custody of children under the age of
18), and handicap (disability). More
on the Fair Housing Act
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national
origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 prohibits discrimination
based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
109 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex
or religion in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from HUD's
Community Development and Block Grant Program.
II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Title II prohibits
discrimination based on disability in programs, services, and activities provided
or made available by public entities. HUD enforces Title II when it relates to
state and local public housing, housing assistance and housing referrals.
Barriers Act of 1968
The Architectural Barriers Act requires that
buildings and facilities designed, constructed, altered, or leased with certain
federal funds after September 1969 must be accessible to and useable by handicapped
Age Discrimination Act of 1975Title
IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
The Age Discrimination Act prohibits
discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal
Title IX prohibits discrimination
on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial
Fair Housing-Related Presidential
Executive Order 11063 prohibits discrimination in the
sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned
or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds.
Executive Order 11246, as amended, bars discrimination
in federal employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Executive Order 12892, as amended, requires federal agencies
to affirmatively further fair housing in their programs and activities, and provides
that the Secretary of HUD will be responsible for coordinating the effort. The
Order also establishes the President's Fair Housing Council, which will be chaired
by the Secretary of HUD.
Executive Order 12898 requires that each federal agency
conduct its program, policies, and activities that substantially affect human
health or the environment in a manner that does not exclude persons based on race,
color, or national origin.
Executive Order 13166 eliminates, to the extent possible,
limited English proficiency as a barrier to full and meaningful participation
by beneficiaries in all federally-assisted and federally conducted programs and
Executive Order 13217 requires federal agencies to evaluate
their policies and programs to determine if any can be revised or modified to
improve the availability of community-based living arrangements for persons with