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Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)

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The official who presides over a hearing involving a government agency and someone affected by a decision of that agency. The ALJ hears evidence, including the testimony of witnesses, and renders a decision.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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ADA requires reasonable accommodations in employment and access to goods, services, and public buildings.

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Blockbusting

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The illegal practice of inducing homeowners to sell their properties by making representations regarding the entry or prospective entry of persons of a particular race or national origin into the neighborhood.

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Civil Rights Act Of 1866

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An act that prohibits racial discrimination in the sale and rental of housing.

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Conciliation

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A form of alternative dispute resolution in which a conciliator meets with each of the parties separately to help them settle their differences voluntarily, without the formality of a hearing or trial.

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Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

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Federal agency that has established rules and regulations that further interpret the practices affected by federal law; for example, HUD distributes an equal housing opportunity poster.

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Fair Housing Act

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The federal law that prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin.

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Fair Housing Amendments Act Of 1988

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Expansion of the Fair Housing Act to include families with children and those with physical or mental disabilities.

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Housing For Older Persons Act Of 1995 (HOPA)

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Amended the Fair Housing Act to provide that housing intended for persons aged 55 or older no longer needs to have significant facilities and services designed for the elderly.

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Redlining

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The illegal practice by a lending institution of denying loans or restricting their number for certain areas of a community.

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Steering

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The illegal practice of channeling home seekers to particular areas based on their race, national origin, religion, or other protected classification.

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Title VIII Of Civil Rights Act Of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)

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As since amended, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability.