MilitaryOwners Fair Housing Notice
Federal and state fair housing laws were put into effect to create
an even playing field for homebuyers in all areas of a real estate transaction.
All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial
status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination." There may also be additional state and
local laws, which must be complied with when advertising housing as well.
Title VIII of the
Civil Right Act of 1968 also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968)
prohibits the following forms of discrimination:
1. Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of his race,
color, religion or national origin 2. Discrimination against a person
in the terms, conditions or privilege of the sale or rental of a dwelling.
3. Advertising the sale or rental of a dwelling indicating preference
of discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin. 4.
Coercing, threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a person's enjoyment
or exercise of housing rights based on discriminatory reasons or retaliating
against a person or organization that aids or encourages the exercise
or enjoyment of fair housing rights.
Homesellers, prospective homebuyers, real estate
agents, mortgage brokers and loan officers all have rights and responsibilities
under the law.
Sellers' Responsibilities As a home seller or landlord, you are
obligated not to discriminate in the sale, rental or financing of your
property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial
status or national origin. Also, you cannot do so through your licensed
broker or salesperson, who is also bound by anti-discrimination laws.
You may not set any discriminatory terms or conditions in a purchase contract
or a lease. Additionally, you may not deny that housing is available or
advertise a property's availability only to persons of a certain race,
color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Real Estate Professionals' Responsibilities Real Estate agents,
mortgage brokers and loan officers in a real estate transaction may not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial
status or national origin. Equally as important, they may not follow such
instructions from a homeseller or landlord.
MilitaryOwners.com strictly enforces the Fair Housing Act and will not
knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised
are available on an equal opportunity basis. Any submitted ad should conform
to these regulations and each member will be responsible for the proper
content of their submitted content. Any ad found violating these statutes
will be subject to immediate ad suspention and/or deletion as well as
possible account cancellation/deletion.
What To Do if You Feel the Law Has Been Violated Discrimination
complaints about housing may be filed with the nearest office of the U.S.
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or by calling HUD's toll-free
number 1.800.669.9777. Or contact HUD on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/complaints/housediscrim.cfm.