Make Sure Your Advertising Complies with Fair Housing Laws

Make Sure Your Advertising Complies with Fair Housing Laws



The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. In addition to having to comply with federal law, New York City’s housing discrimination law expands the FHA’s scope and offers more protected classes. The additional protected classes include age, citizenship status, sexual orientation, lawful occupation, lawful source of income (including Section 8 recipients), and partnership status.

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