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Section 2: Housing Professionals Responsible for Following Fair Housing Laws

Individuals, corporations, associations, and other entities involved in housing and residential lending are responsible for knowing and following fair housing laws and other laws that pertain to equal access to housing.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Property Managers
  • Owners
  • Landlords
  • Cooperative Associations
  • Municipalities
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Condominium Associations
  • Shelters
  • Transitional Housing
  • Nursing Homes
  • Supportive Housing
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • College Residence Halls
  • Mobile Home Communities
  • Banks, Lending Institutions, and Mortgage Companies
  • Appraisers, Appraisal Companies


Moreover, housing providers are responsible for acts of their agents, including people and/or companies they hire to manage or operate their property. If someone working for the owner or managing the property for the owner discriminates, the owner may be held responsible for the discrimination, as though the owner had committed the discrimination.