Property owners/managers are subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national
origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination."
AHRN.com supports Equal Housing Opportunity. Property owners/managers utilizing the AHRN.com system are
encouraged to follow appropriate guidelines to comply with all federal and local guidelines. Renters are hereby
informed that all property rental offers are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Property owners/managers have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the rental
of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Agents in
a rental transaction are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status, or national origin. They are prohibited from complying with a request from the property owner/manager
to act in a discriminatory manner in the lease or rental. Moreover, a property owner/manager cannot establish
discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the
property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national
Civil Rights Act of 1968
The Civil Rights Act of 1968 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
The Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program.
State and Local Laws
State and local laws may provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.
As an individual seeking to rent an apartment, home or condo, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to
you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national
origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing
choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the pricing or financing of
housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from
harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.
If you suspect discrimination, Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. You can contact HUD on the Internet at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp.
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