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Legal Topics: Fair Housing

Statutes and Rules: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • United States Code Title 42, Chapter 45, Fair Housing.
  • 24 CFR Part 100 to 125, Fair Housing.
  • Fair Housing: Federal Laws, from FindLaw.
  • Minnesota Statutes, § 363A.09, Unfair Discriminatory Practices Relating to Real Property; § 363A.10, Real Property; Disability Discrimination.
  • Links to Local city and county ordinaces, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Resources:

  • Complaints, from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Consumers Guide to Fair Housing, from the Fair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia.
  • Fair Housing, from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Housing, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Housing and Civil Enforcement, section of the United States Department of Justice.
  • Housing Discrimination, from FindLaw.
  • Legal Research Resources, from the National Fair Housing Advocate Online.
  • Questions and Answers on: Fair Housing , from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
  • Resources, Minnesota:

  • Resource Guide, from FairHouseingMN.org.
  • We are sometimes asked if there are laws that limit whether children of the opposite sex may share a bedroom. Here are some items to help answer that question:

  • From the North Carolina Real Estate Commission brochure: Q: Can a landlord or agent limit the number of children allowed in a bedroom, or prohibit the sharing of bedrooms by children of the opposite sex? A: No. Although a landlord may set "occupancy standards" for the number of people that will be allowed to live in a unit, the standards should not be based on the age or sex of the individuals.
  • From the National Fair Housing Advocate Online, a news item: Overly Restrictive Lansdale Housing Ordinance Changed.
  • Related Topics: Civil Rights.

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