Housing discrimination

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Housing discrimination is discrimination based on protected class status, variously including race, gender, religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity, marital status, or veteran status, in the realm of housing and real estate.

Four types of housing discrimination are rental discrimination, sales discrimination, lending and mortgage discrimination and homeowners insurance.

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is charged with enforcing fair housing laws. First attempt by London B. Johnson Fair Housing act in 1966 was deny. Two years of debates on the amended bill. Finally on some proposals a agreement arrived by vote 72 to 20. The Fair Housing Act became effective March 11, 1968

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  • Richard R.W. Brooks and Carol M. Rose, Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013.

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