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  • Fair Housing and Disabilities
    Posted: 10/26/2012
    In April 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Act prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status. The Act, along with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, is known as the Fair Housing Act and its primary purpose is to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. In addition, Illinois has adopted its own fair housing laws, which are very similar to the federal laws.
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