EDITOR'S NOTE: 24 CFR Part 109 is no longer officially part of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 109 was withdrawn from the Code of Federal Regulations by directive no. FR-4029-F-01, effective May 1, 1996. We have included the Part 109 regulations here because they still apparently represent the position of HUD on advertising, except as superceded by Roberta Achtenberg's memo of Jan. 9, 1995.
The following three tables may serve as a guide for the use of the Equal Housing Opportunity logotype, statement, slogan, and publisher's notice for advertising:
A simple formula can guide the real estate advertiser in using the Equal Housing Opportunity logotype, statement, or slogan.In all space advertising (advertising in regularly printed media such as newspapers or magazines) the following standards should be used:
|Size of advertisement||Size of logotype in inches|
|1/2 page or larger |
1/8 page up to 1/2 page
4 column inches to 1/8 page
Less than 4 column inches
1/2 x 1/2
Do not use
In any other advertisements, if other logotypes are used in the advertisement, then the Equal Housing Opportunity logo should be of a size at least equal to the largest of the other logotypes; if no other logotypes are used, then the type should be bold display face which is clearly visible. Alternatively, when no other logotypes are used, 3 to 5 percent of an advertisement may be devoted to a statement of the equal housing opportunity policy.
In space advertising which is less than 4 column inches (one column 4 inches long or two columns 2 inches long) of a page in size, the Equal Housing Opportunity slogan should be used. Such advertisements may be grouped with other advertisements under a caption which states that the housing is available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Illustrations of Logotype, Statement, and Slogan. Equal Housing Opportunity Logotype:
Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Equal Housing Opportunity Slogan: ``Equal Housing Opportunity.''
Illustration of Media Notice -- Publisher's notice: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise ``any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.''
We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.