Here's what you need to know about how the federal Fair
Housing Act can protect your rights:
||The federal Fair Housing
Act (FHA) prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, family status, national origin, or disability.
||The FHA prohibits
discrimination against people with disabilities, including those with
severe breathing problems.
||The FHA is important
because it allows people with breathing disabilities to seek reasonable
accommodations from owners and operators of most housing in the United
States in order to address the serious health hazards posed by
secondhand smoke that infiltrates their housing.
Download information about the federal Fair Housing Act.
Download an analysis of how the federal FHA applies to situations
involving secondhand smoke in apartments.
Download an analysis of the authority of
Housing Authorities and Section 8 multiunit housing owners to adopt
smoke-free policies in their residential units.