The goal of the Fair Housing Program is to enable all citizens, and prospective citizens of the City of Cuyahoga Falls, to acquire and maintain equal housing accommodations. Individuals might otherwise be discouraged or prohibited from equal housing opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
The Fair Housing Program strives to educate, prevent, discourage and deal with unfair housing practices stemming from prejudices that result from a prospective homeowner or tenant because they are a member of one of the aforementioned groups.
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What Is Fair Housing? Do you know what the law has to say?
- Housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, or age is illegal.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 bars all racial discrimination, private as well as public in the sale or rental of property.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination on the sale, rental and leasing of housing in the U.S. because of race, color, religion, national origin and sex.
- Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination on the sale, rental, and leasing of housing in the U.S. because of race, color, religion, national origin and sex.
- The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 says it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age.
- The Ohio Civil Rights Housing Law prohibits the discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, handicap and age.
For assistance, contact, City of Cuyahoga Falls Fair Housing Office at 330.253.2450