The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of Race or Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18) or Disability.
In Regard to Mortgage Lending:
With regard to mortgage lending, no one may, for example, take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability:
  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan.
  • Refuse to provide information regarding loans.
  • Impose different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points or fees.
  • Discriminate in appraising property
  • Refuse to purchase a loan or set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Fair Housing Act at the HUD website.