Equal Housing Opportunity

Our Policy

All real estate advertised on this platform is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or any intention to engage in such discriminatory practices.

We strictly adhere to the law and do not knowingly accept or permit any real estate advertisements that violate these regulations. We ensure that all dwellings advertised on our platform are available on an equal opportunity basis, providing fair housing opportunities to all individuals.

Legal Framework

Various state and federal laws have been established to ensure equal opportunity in housing for everyone, whether it involves buying, selling, leasing a home, or renting an apartment. The Civil Rights Act of 1966 prohibits racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property, while the Fair Housing Act establishes a national policy of fair housing, making it illegal to discriminate in the sale, lease, or rental of housing based on various protected characteristics.

Additional laws, such as Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, offer protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities and ensure fairness in credit applications. State and local laws may also provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional protected classes beyond those specified in federal law.

Rights and Responsibilities

As a home seller or landlord, it is your legal obligation not to discriminate in the sale, rental, or financing of property based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct your licensed broker or salesperson to engage in discriminatory practices, as they are bound by law to uphold fair housing regulations. Real estate agents are prohibited from discriminating based on protected characteristics and cannot comply with any discriminatory requests from sellers or landlords.

As a prospective home buyer or renter, you have the right to expect equal access to housing without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to receive fair and equal professional service, consider a wide range of housing options, freedom from discriminatory limitations, equal treatment in financing, appraising, and insuring of housing, reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, and protection against harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.

Reporting Discrimination

While we maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination, it is possible that third-party information on our platform may contain instances of potential discrimination that we are unaware of. If you suspect discrimination by any third-party site, please contact our staff at hello@goodtolease.com.

Complaints regarding housing discrimination can be filed with the nearest office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or by calling HUD's toll-free numbers: 1-800-669-9777 (voice) or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD).

You can find more information and contact HUD through their website at http://www.hud.gov/.