The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was part of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1968. The original language in the FHA prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings in housing-related transactions based on race, color, national origin and religion. The FHA was amended twenty years later, in 1988, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability or familial status, and to require accessible units in multifamily developments built after 1991.
Developments exempted from the FHA include: housing developments for seniors, housing strictly reserved for members of religious organizations or private clubs, and multifamily housing of four units or less with the owner occupying one unit.
Do you think you have faced housing discrimination or unfair treatment? These links can help you get information about what to do.