Fair Housing Program
What Is Fair Housing?
Do you know what the law has to say?
- Housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, or age is illegal.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 bars all racial discrimination, private as well as public, in the sale or rental of property.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination on the sale, rental, and leasing of housing in the U.S. because of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex.
- The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 says it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age.
- The Ohio Civil Rights Housing Law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, handicap, and age.
- The goal of the Fair Housing Office is to enable all citizens, and prospective citizens of the City of Ashland, to acquire and maintain equal housing accommodations. Individuals might otherwise be discouraged or prohibited from equal housing opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
- The Fair Housing Office strives to prevent, discourage and deal with unfair housing practices stemming from prejudices that result from a prospective homeowner or tenant because they are a member of one of the aforementioned groups.
Fair Housing Related Links
- Ohio Civil Rights Commission:
Ohio Civil Rights Commission Website
US Department of Housing and Urban Development:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Website
Ohio Regional Development Corporation:
Ohio Regional Development Corporation Website