Fair Housing

Fair Housing Act

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transaction, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familiar status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18) and handicap (disability).

This laws prohibit any property owner from refusing to sell or lease based on any of the above criteria. It is also illegal to refuse to make a mortgage loan because of any of the above criteria. In addition, it is illegal to threaten, intimidate, or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right.

Tarrant County Housing Partnership, Inc. is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) for all persons. TCHP gives all persons of similar income levels the ability to have available the same housing choices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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