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What Is the Fair Housing Act? Why Home Buyers and Renters Should Care

By: 
Daniel Bortz | Realtor.com
May 9 2018

What is the Fair Housing Act? Established in 1968, this federal law protects Americans from housing discrimination. In a nutshell, it means that all home buyers and renters should receive equal treatment and access to properties regardless of race, religion, gender, nation of origin, disability, or familial status (i.e., whether someone has children).

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