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Color Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate because of race or color in the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions.


Examples of such discrimination include:

  • Applying different terms and conditions of housing because of race or color
  • Denying a housing application, a dwelling, or evicting persons because of race or color
  • Steering or restricting persons to one area of a building or complex because of race or color
  • Housing advertisements stating that persons are preferred or not wanted because of race or color