Fair Housing Act

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  1. Civil Right Act of 1866
    • was written to prevent discrimination because of race, therefore this law covers race only.
    • Included in the Civil Rights Act 1968 was the Federal Fair Housing Act
  2. Fair Housing Act
    initially covered race, color, religion, and national origin. The Act amended in1974 to include sex and further amended in 1988 to include familial status and handicapped persons
  3. Blockbusting
    (panic peddling ) is the practice of telling property owners in an area that minoritesare moving into the neighborhood and that property values will decline
  4. Steering
    is the practice of directing people in or out of particular neighborhoods
  5. Redlining
    is the practice of lenders refusing to make loans in a specific areas without considering the economic qualifications of the applicant.
  6. Violations of the Civil Right Act 1866
    are taken to federal court. the Secretary of HUD appoints administration law judges to enforce the Fair housing act

    for violation of fair housing act, penalties can be up to 10,000 - 25,000 for first-time offense and second offense 50,000 and up to 5-year jail
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Fair Housing Act
2017-08-04 18:19:03

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