Fair Housing is for everyone
Fair Housing Laws are there to protect you
Fair housing laws have been around since 1866, and apply to the sale of real estate, to rental property and to mortgage and homeowners' insurance process.When fair housing laws were originally passed, an immediate goal was to eliminate housing discrimination against African-Americans. Today the reach of fair housing laws is much broader. Not only is it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, but it's also illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex. color, religion, handicap, familial status, national origin and elderliness. Elderliness is defined as individuals that have attained their fifty-fifth birthday.
REALTORS have their own article in the Code of Ethics that addresses fair housing issues.
The reality is that under these laws you have enforceable rights if you are treated differently in the housing market because of your race, sex, color, religion, handicap, familial status, national origin and elderliness.