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35th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

April 20, 2007

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the FAIR HOUSING ACT.  

 

Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in April of 1968, this landmark legislation prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national  origin.   Amendments to the Act in 1988 extended its coverage to prohibit discrimination based on disability or familial status.  

  • NAR’s Fair Housing Quiz click here. Test your fair housing knowledge.

  • Fair Housing Advertising and Phrase List click here  (My Fair Housing.com, May 2006) – Advertising guidelines (NOT a complete list).

  • North Dakota Department of Labor – Guidelines on how to advertise without violating housing discrimination laws  click here.

  • Columbus Board of REALTORS ® Fair Housing Advertising  Guidelines click here.    

  • Still not sure what’s safe to say or not? Keep the focus on the property and off of people in your ads.  

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