Fair housing and related statutes, regulations, and executive orders
42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment), familial status, national origin, and disability. It also requires that all federal programs relating to housing and urban development be administered in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing.
42 U.S.C. § 2000d-1
Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
29 U.S.C. § 794
Section 504 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
29 U.S.C. § 794d
Section 508 requires federal agencies to ensure that the electronic and information technology they develop, procure, or use allows individuals with disabilities to have ready access to and use of the information and data that is comparable to that of individuals without disabilities.
42 U.S.C. §§ 12131 – 12165
Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs and activities provided or made available by public entities. HUD enforces Title II with respect to housing-related programs and activities of public entities, including public housing, housing assistance and housing referrals.
42 U.S.C. § 12181 – 12189
Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability in the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of places of public accommodations owned, leased, or operated by private entities. The Department of Justice enforces Title III of the ADA, but certain HUD recipients and private entities operating housing and community development programs are covered by Title III of the ADA.
Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
42 U.S.C. § 4151 et seq.
The Architectural Barriers Act requires that buildings and facilities designed, constructed, altered, or leased with certain federal funds after September 1969 must be accessible to and useable by persons with disabilities.
Section 109 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment), and religion in any program or activity funded in whole or in part under Title I of the Community Development Act of 1974, which includes Community Development Block Grants.
20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-83, 1685-88
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment) in any education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. HUD enforces Title IX when it relates to housing affiliated with an educational institution.
42 U.S.C. § 14043e–11
VAWA provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in many of HUD’s housing programs. VAWA also requires the establishment of emergency transfer plans for facilitating the emergency relocation of certain tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Age Discrimination Act
42 U.S.C. §§ 6101 – 6107
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Equal Opportunity in Housing
Executive Order 11063, issued on November 20, 1962, prohibits discrimination in the sale, leasing, rental, or other disposition of properties and facilities owned or operated by the federal government or provided with federal funds.
Leadership and Coordination of Fair Housing in Federal Programs: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Executive Order 12892, issued on January 17, 1994, requires federal agencies to affirmatively further fair housing in their programs and activities, and provides that the Secretary of HUD will be responsible for coordinating the effort.
Executive Order 12898, issued on February 11, 1994, requires that each federal agency conduct its program, policies, and activities that substantially affect human health or the environment in a manner that does not exclude or otherwise subject persons to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin.
Improving Access to Services for Persons With Limited English Proficiency
Executive Order 13166, issued on August 11, 2000, requires each federal agency to take steps to ensure that eligible persons with limited English proficiency are provided meaningful access to all federally-assisted and federally-conducted programs and activities.
Community Based Alternatives for Individuals With Disabilities
Executive Order 13217, issued on June 18, 2001, requires federal agencies to evaluate their policies and programs to determine if any can be revised or modified to improve the availability of community-based living arrangements for persons with disabilities.
Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation
Executive Order 13988, issued on January 20, 2021, requires HUD to administer and fully enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Accessibility Standards for Design, Construction, and Alteration of Publicly Owned Residential Structures
Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Certification and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies
Collection of Data
Discriminatory Conduct Under the Fair Housing Act
Equal Access Rule
Fair Housing Act Complaint Processing
Fair Housing Poster
Fair Housing Initiatives Program
Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines
Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity in Housing Under Executive Order 11063
Nondiscrimination Based on Handicap in Federally-Assisted Programs and Activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development – Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Nondiscrimination in Programs and Activities Receiving Assistance under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in HUD Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking