The Civil Rights Act of 1866 provides that
all citizens of the United States shall have the same right, in every State and territory, as is enjoyed by white citizens thereof to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property.
In Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (the Fair Housing Law), Congress declared a national policy of providing fair housing throughout the United States. This law makes discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or familial status illegal in connection with the sale or rental of most housing and any vacant land offered for residential construction use.
The Federal Fair Housing Law makes it illegal for anyone to refuse to rent, sell or make a housing loan to you because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.
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