The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City observes that there are various statutes that are utilized by those who claim that they have been victims of housing discrimination. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is for those who have experienced discrimination in programs and activities that are receiving federal financial assistance. Housing discrimination based on race, color, or national origin is unlawful.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination in any program or activity that has been awarded federal financial assistance. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 does not allow discrimination based on disability.
Section 109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex or religion. This statute covers programs and activities receiving financial assistance from HUD’s Community Development and Block Grant Program.
Under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, housing discrimination based on age is unlawful. This act covers programs or activities that are awarded federal financial assistance. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 disallows discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.