The Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, has been signed into law on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The legislation was a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which by doing so also updated the Civil Rights Act of 1866, that most people don’t know, also prohibited discrimination in housing after the Civil War.
The Fair Housing Act was put in place to assert that housing is a basic human right and none should be discriminated. It is there to make sure that all citizens are protection from discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.
Generally, all real estate agents will work very hard in order to help you find the house of your dreams. As a family business of licensed realtors, The Mayo Team, helps its clients achieve their financial goals through real estate investing. In their Fair Housing Statement, the Mayo Home Team fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968), as amended, which generally 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).
In addition to the foregoing commitment, The Mayo Home Team actively promote, and are dedicated to, developing and fostering an environment of diversity all over their respective organizations and franchise systems, and each views such a concept as a critical component to the on-going success of their business operations.
Ever since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, people from different backgrounds have brought many cases of housing discrimination to court and most of them have won those legal battles. With the team’s commitment to the full implementation of the idea of the Fair Housing Act, protecting fair housing is one of their priorities.