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Fair Housing refers to a set of federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination. These laws prohibit housing discrimination based on a person's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, familial status (children in the household under age 18, anticipated presence of children through adoption, pregnancy etc.), marital status, or physical or mental disability. People protected by Fair Housing laws against discrimination are said to belong to a "protected class." Violations of Fair Housing laws may include:
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