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Fair Housing Act's Familial Status Protections Fact Sheet


Date Published: September 2022


This fact sheet is designed to educate U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) program participants, including housing providers and housing consumers, on what qualifies as illegal discrimination because of familial status and who is protected under the Fair Housing Act. This fact sheet is sponsored by HUD's Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO).

After viewing this fact sheet, housing providers will have a better understanding of what actions may violate the Fair Housing Act and how to proactively comply with familial status protections. This fact sheet will also provide renters and homeowners with information about familial status discrimination in housing and how to file a fair housing complaint if they believe their rights have been violated. Both housing consumers and providers will learn clear actions they can take to prevent or address familial status violations.

This fact sheet accompanies the Fair Housing Act's Familial Status Protections webinar.

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Tags: Fair Housing
Author Organization
  • Abt Associates
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  • HUD Approved