Civil Rights Act of 1968

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Fair Housing Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1968, that prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of a private home based on the buyer's or renter's race, religion, or national origin. The Act was later amended to include gender, ability, and families with children under its protected classes. Critics allege that it provides few enforcement mechanisms and discrimination still occurs. It is also called the Civil Rights Act of 1968. See also: Community Reinvestment Act.

Civil Rights Act of 1968

Expanded upon prior civil rights acts, especially the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act was passed one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. One improvement was the provision of federal solutions to aid in stopping discrimination. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 is also known as the Fair Housing Act. Additional information is available at the Web site of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division,

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In Housing Segregation in Suburban America Since 1960, Charles Lamb opens a window into the early struggle for enforcement and interpretation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 to explain two key outcomes.
Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, anyone who wishes to do so can file a complaint at any HUD office around the country.
In other words, many more people may sue because of discriminatory advertising than other violations of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (42 U.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is not just another housing policy rule - it is the implementation of a fundamental principle of our civil rights laws, written into the Fair Housing Act of 1968 to ensure that government takes proactive steps not just to prohibit discrimination, but to affirmatively reverse patterns of residential segregation - both in the implementation of its own programs and in the state and local policies and structures that continue to define metropolitan racial and economic segregation.
While most cities do their utmost to follow the requirements of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, "Godfrey said, "they are still looking to the federal government for clear guidance so they can avoid claims of fair housing abuses and Department of Justice law suits.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trailing the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity held its second of five multi-city hearings in Houston, Texas, yesterday during the National Bar Association's 83rd Annual Convention.

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