Flashcards in Chapter 3 Yellow Text--Fair Housing Deck (17)
Administrative law judge (ALJ)
The official who presides over a hearing involving a government agency and someone affected by a decision of the agency. (Y43)
The Civil rights Act of 1866
The law prohibits all racial discrimination in real estate transactions, with NO EXCEPTIONS! and was upheld in Jones v. Mayer in 1968.
The "Separate but Equal" doctrine.
Plessy vs. Ferguson
1896 decision involved segregated railway cars, and upheld racial segregation in public facilities.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968
prohibits specific discriminatory practices throughout the real estate industry.
Title VIII of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination in housing based on
Familial status (families w/ children)
housing for older persons act
requires that 80% of occupied units have one person age 55 or older living in them.d
It is administered by The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
any building or part of a building designed for occupancy as a residence by one or more families.
one or more individuals under the age of 18 living with a parent or guardian.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
prohibits discrimination in employment and public accommodations.
Blockbusting (or panic selling)
the act of encouraging people to sell or rent their homes by claiming that the entry of a protected class of people into the neighborhood will have a negative impact on property values.
the channeling of home seekers to particular neighborhoods or discouraging potential buyers from considering some areas.
The practice of refusing to make mortgage loans or issue insurance policies in specific areas for reasons other than the economic qualifications of the applicants.
the resolution of a complaint by obtaining assurance that the person against whom the complaint was filed (the respondent) will remedy any violation that may have occurred. This is enforced by HUD.
Equal Opportunity in Housing
is intended to create a marketplace in which persons of similar financial means have a similar range of housing choices.
includes ancestral and ethnic characteristics including certain physical, cultural, or linguistic traits that are shared by a group with a common national origin.
a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual's major life activities.