The Impact of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 on Real Estate


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Which type of discrimination was NOT prohibited under the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)?

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1. Under what general circumstances may a housing development discriminate against young families with children?

2. A developer is building hip loft style condos in a trendy part of downtown. Housing development management advertises the property as a 'kid free' environment for young professionals who want an exciting urban living environment. What type of discrimination has been committed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set evaluate your knowledge of how the Fair Housing Act of 1968 changed the real estate industry in regards to discrimination. In order to pass the quiz, you must be able to answer questions on discrimination prohibited by the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and examples of discrimination in real estate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz and worksheet to gauge your understanding of:

  • Types of discrimination prohibited by the original Fair Housing Act of 1968
  • Examples of real estate discrimination
  • Exemptions to the Fair Housing Act

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills by completing these educational assets:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about what constitutes discrimination according to the Fair Housing Act of 1968
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding types of discrimination that is forbidden according to the Fair Housing Act
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can look at examples of possible discrimination and identify exemptions to the Fair Housing Act

Additional Learning

If you are looking to learn more about the Fair Housing Act of 1968, check out the lesson titled The Impact of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 on Real Estate. It covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize how the Fair Housing Amendments Act impacted the Fair Housing Act of 1968
  • Identify the Fair Housing Act's impact on advertising in real estate
  • Discover federal exceptions to the Act
  • Understand which parties in housing transactions are covered by federal housing laws