Equal Opportunity Housing
your company supports the laws and intent of U.S. policy for the
achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We
encourage and support efforts to ensure that there are no barriers
to obtaining home financing because of race, national origin, color,
religion, sex, age, handicap, marital status or familial status.
The Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease,
rental or financing of housing because of race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
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 Fair Housing/Fair Lending Laws
In addition to the federal anti-discrimination statutes, many state
and local governments have enacted regulations prohibiting
discrimination in the sale, lease, rental or financing of housing on
the basis of the neighborhood the property in which the property is
located, sexual orientation, mental or physical illness, political
affiliation, lawful source of income, environmental conditions or
other characteristics. Contact your state or local housing agency
for additional information.
Rights of the Home or Loan Seeker
You have the right to expect that housing or home loans 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
Equal professional service.
The opportunity to consider a broad range of housing or loan
No discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of
No discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of
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.
To be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your
fair housing rights.
If You Suspect Discrimination
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,
1-800-699-9777 (voice), or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD).
You can contact HUD on the Internet at