Title VIII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in
the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related
transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial
status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal
custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the
age of 18), and handicap (disability).
have questions about the Fair Housing Act or the Americans with Disabilities
Act, please contact Boley Centers at (727) 821-4819, extension 5717.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing Act Text
The National Fair Housing Advocate
Pinellas County Office of Human Rights
work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under
a grant with the U.S. Department of Hosing and Urban Development. The
substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author
and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and
interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.
Boley Centers is proud
to be the State Affiliate for the Southeast Disability and Business Technical
Assistance Center under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Grant No. H133D010207).
This grant allows Boley Centers to provide training and technical assistance on
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) throughout the State of
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the
basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public
accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.
It also applies to the United States Congress.
protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relations or
association with an individuals with a disability. An individual with a
disability is defined by the ADQA as a person who has a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person
who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived
by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name
all of the impairments that are covered.
Activities under this grant include:
- ADA training
Technical assistance, including site surveys
Capacity building working with seventeen local affiliates
Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Justice
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR