The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or family status (having children or the number of children you have).
- The Fair Housing Act also requires that housing providers make reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities so they can equally use and enjoy the housing.
- Additionally, the Fair Housing Act protects you against discrimination in mortgage lending and mortgage modification scams.
Various federal laws and state laws require housing and community development programs and activities to operate regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and other protected characteristics. FHEO enforces many civil rights laws that apply to public entities, including state and local government agencies, as well as recipients of federal financial assistance.