The Fair Housing Act
(a) In general
It shall be unlawful for any person or other entity whose business includes engaging in
residential real estate-related transactions to discriminate against any person in making
available such a transaction, or in the terms or conditions of such a transaction, because
of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
(b) "Residential real estate-related transaction" defined
As used in this subchapter -
(a) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
(b) "Dwelling" means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is
occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more
construction or location thereon of any such building, structure, or portion thereof.
"Family" includes a single individual.
It is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair
housing throughout the United States.