Ad PartnersHistorical school house for rent Historical school house has been upscaled into a 3 apartment complex. Quiet setting in the countryside. Newly remodeled (carpet will be in) with 2 bedrooms with 2 large closets. $500.00 month plus electricity. We pay water and garbage.
Civil Rights Act of 1866
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States. The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program.
State and Local Laws
State and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law. Vermillion Housing Ordinances can be accessed at http://www.vermillion.us/ordinances_housing.aspx.
The landlord, the property seeker, and the real estate professional all have rights and responsibilities under the law.
For the Landlord
As a landlord you have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the sale, rental and financing of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Under the law, a landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
For the Property Seeker
You have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
This includes the right to expect:
- Housing in your price range made available to you without discrimination;
- Equal professional service;
- The opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices;
- No discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing;
- No discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing;
- Reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities;
- Non-discriminatory terms and conditions for the sale, rental, financing, or insuring of a dwelling; and
- To be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.
If you suspect discrimination, call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Complaints alleging discrimination in housing may be filed with the nearest office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or by calling HUD’s toll free numbers, 1-800-669-9777 (voice), or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD). You can also Contact HUD on the web.