Familial status

Protected Class
This category refers to a household with one or more children under age 18 who reside with a parent, legal guardian, etc. This class also includes pregnant women and people who are in the process of gaining legal custody of a child. Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.

Fair Housing: Harassment & Retaliation - Sample Policy

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
This customizable handbook produced by the Fair Housing Partners of Washington State contains information on harassment and retaliation prohibited by the Fair Housing Act, Washington state/local fair housing laws. It contains a sample harrassment and retaliation policy and guideline for staff, and guidelines for residents. This publication also addresses harassment against local protected classes (sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans, etc.).Open Publication

Domestic Violence and Your Housing Rights

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
Brochure produced by the Fair Housing Partners of Washington State provides information on the housing rights of victims of domestic violence in Washington state. Also available in Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.Open Publication

Domestic Violence & Fair Housing - Sample Policy

created on Mon, 2017-05-22   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-22
Sample policy produced by the Fair Housing Partners of Washington State. This policy includes legal background, as well as guidelines for use with applicants and residents who have been involved in domestic violence incidents.Open Publication

Did You Know? Housing Discrimination Against Families With Children is Illegal

created on Wed, 2017-05-03   •   updated on Wed, 2017-05-03
Poster depicting a family with children: Did You Know? Housing Discrimination Against Families With Children is ILLEGAL. Housing discrimination is also prohibited based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Live Free. You report it. We'll investigate it! Three versions available, with an African American family, a Latino family, and an Asian family.Open Publication

Prima Facie Case Elements for Different Types of Claims

created on Mon, 2017-05-01   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-01
This foldout reference resource provides a list of the most common prima facie case elements for fair housing cases.Open Publication

The Case for Fair Housing: 2017 Fair Housing Trends Report

created on Wed, 2017-04-19   •   updated on Mon, 2017-05-15
We live in a society that is racially and economically divided. In fact, the U.S ranks at the bottom when it comes to comparative data on poverty, employment, income and wealth inequality, education, health inequality, and residential segregation. The inequalities of today were centuries in the making – resulting from government policy, housing industry practices, individual acts of discrimination, and local zoning and land use barriers. Current policies and practices reinforce and perpetuate segregation and inequality. We simply cannot prosper as a nation with this level of inequality and...Open Publication

The Only Way to Stop Housing Discrimination is to Report It

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
Radio PSA advises how to recognize housing discrimination and how to report it to HUD.Open Publication

Run Fast (Predatory Lending)

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA explains how to recognize predatory lending and what to do about it.Open Publication

Directions (Foreclosure Prevention)

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA advises how to save your home from foreclosure and locate a free HUD-approved Housing Counselor.Open Publication

Why Not?

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This radio PSA portrays a Latino family who found the perfect apartment for rent but were turned down because the landlord didn't want to rent to families with children. It explains their familial status rights and how to file a complaint with HUD.Open Publication

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