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Who the Fair Housing Act Protects

When the Fair Housing Act was enacted in 1968, it provided protections against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, and religion in the sale and rental of housing by banks, realtors, and insurers. Providing false or misleading information also became illegal.

Today, fair housing laws also make it unlawful to discriminate because of disability, familial status, and sex. Learn more about the two leaders that worked together towards the Fair Housing Act.

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