Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

The Fair Housing Act protects renters from property owners or managers who might express “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.”

At www.Sectin8forRent.com, we provide equal opportunity rental offers and are committed to Equal Housing Opportunity for everyone. We recommend potential lessees familiarize themselves with the Federal Housing Act and any other regulations by local and state governments.

The Responsibility of the Property Owner

It is the responsibility of the property owner to adhere to the requirement under the law to not discriminate against any rental applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, or national origin. The agent of the property owner must also adhere to these requirements on behalf of the property owner. Any agent in a rental transaction cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, or national origin. The law prohibits that the agent complies with any request by the property owner or that they act in a discriminatory manner while renting or leasing the property. Discriminatory terms and discriminatory advertising of the rental or lease of a property are also prohibited by law.

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The Rights of the Renter

In your endeavor to find a suitable property to rent, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, or national origin. You have the right to expect equal service and the opportunity to choose from a number of housing choices without discriminatory limitations based on location, pricing, or financing of housing. You have the right to expect reasonable accommodations in the procedures for a person with disabilities, and you have the right to be free of harassment or intimidation in exercising your fair housing rights.

Civil Rights Act of 1866

Discrimination based on an applicant’s race in the sale or rental of a property is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Civil Rights Act of 1866

It is unlawful to discriminate against any person with disabilities in public and commercial facility accommodations, according to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Civil Rights Act of 1866

According to the Fair Housing Act, in the United States, there is a national policy of fair housing. It is unlawful to discriminate in the sale, lease, or rental of housing. It is unlawful to make housing unavailable on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, or national origin.

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against an application for credit based on race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, or national origin or source of income, including if it is derived from a public assistance program.

State and Local Laws

Applicants should also refer to the state and local laws, as they may provide additional criteria on the basis of discriminatory acts not covered by federal law.

If you suspect you have been discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, age, or national origin, you may contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to report the discriminatory act. HUD can be contacted on the internet at http://www.hud.gov/fhe/fheo.html.

About www.Section8forRent.com

With over eight years of industry experience, the Rochester Development group is committed to providing affordable housing without discrimination against any individual. We specialize in rentals to low-income families as well as Section 8 applicants.