Borrower And Tenant Rights Under The U.s. Fair Housing Act.Online mortgage lenders and parties advertising housing for rent must adhere to the U.S. Fair Housing Act prohibiting discrimination in housing based upon race or color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under 18), and handicap (disability).
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What practices relating to online mortgage lending does the Act prohibit?
What type of housing is covered under the Act?
What practices are prohibited with respect to the sale and rental of housing?
Are there limitations on advertising for a rental property?
How does the Act protect a disabled renter or a renting household with a disabled person?