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National Fair Housing Advocate Online




According to HUD:

In the Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:

Refuse to rent or sell housing
Refuse to negotiate for housing
Make housing unavailable
Deny a dwelling
Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
Provide different housing services or facilities
Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.

Landlord/Tenant Guide Print E-mail

ImageA practical guide for tenants and landlords. Prepared by the Michigan Legislature.

Contains great and easy to understand information related to renting in Michigan, such as, fair housing, leases, eviction, etc.

Topics Covered:

Creating and Terminating Tenancies and Understanding the Lease
The Security Deposit
Eviction Proceedings
Small Claims Court
Repair and Maintenance
Additional Considerations

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Fair Housing Rental – Pocket Guide Print E-mail

From the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

This pocket guide is a must for anyone involved with management or leasing of real estate.

The information covered includes fair housing laws, the responsibilities of real estate professionals and checklists to ensure proper procedures.

Order it from NAR HERE

Guidance Regarding Advertisements Print E-mail

Image Under §804(c) of the Fair Housing Act (From HUD).

Excerpt – “MEMORANDUM FOR: FHEO,Office Directors, Enforcement Directors, Staff, Office of Investigations, Field Assistant General Counsel
FROM: Roberta Achtenberg, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, E
SUBJECT: Guidance Regarding Advertisements Under §804(c) of the Fair Housing Act

“The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the procedures for the acceptance and investigation of allegations of discrimination under Section 804(c) of the Fair Housing Act (the Act) involving the publication of real estate advertisements.

“Recently, the number of inquiries involving whether or not potential violations of the Act occur through use of certain words or phrases has increased, and these issues cannot, in some situations, be answered by referring to decided cases alone. In some circumstances, the Advertising Guidelines, published at 24 C.F.R. Part 109, have been interpreted (usually by persons outside of HUD) to extend the liability for advertisements to circumstances which are unreasonable.

“This guidance is meant to advise you of the Department’s position on several of these issues.”

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