Actually contained in Title 8 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, this federal legislation expanded the fair housing coverage reestablished with CRA 1964. It was subsequently amended in 1988 to ban discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, national origin, gender, familial status and physical or mental handicap. This act also prohibited discriminatory advertising practices. For more information, see the "Real Estate Fraud" article in the
"Real Estate In-Depth" section.
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