Fair Housing For Families with Children

(2010) Fair Housing For Families with Children. Civil Rights Commission


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What’s wrong with this advertisement? This wording used to be very familiar in our daily newspaper ads. But the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act was passed in 1988, making it illegal to refuse to rent or sell property to families because they have children. In 1992, the Iowa Civil Rights Act was amended to also prohibit discrimination against families with children. The law defines a family with children as follows: One or more individuals under the age of 18 living with a parent, or with a person having legal custody  A designee of such parent or legal guardian  Persons who are expecting a baby or who are seeking legal custody of a child.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Fair housing, disabilites, laws
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Laws and regulations
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Disabilities
ID Code: 13704
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2012 12:36
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2012 12:36
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13704