Equal Housing Opportunity
Property owners and managers are subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.”
United Realty Group, Inc. supports Equal Housing Opportunity, and we encourage users of our website to follow appropriate guidelines to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act as well as any applicable state and local regulations. All renters are hereby informed that all property rental offers are available on an equal opportunity basis.
As someone seeking to rent an apartment, home, or condo, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the pricing or financing of housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices, and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
The Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration, United Realty Group, Inc. agrees to: Provide equal professional service without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity of any prospective client, or customer, or of the residents of any community. Keep informed about fair housing law and practices, improving my clients’ and customers’ opportunities and my business. Develop advertising that indicates that everyone is welcome, and no one is excluded, expanding my clients’ and customers’ opportunities to see, buy or lease property. Inform my clients and customers about their rights and responsibilities under the fair housing laws by providing brochures and other information. Document my efforts to provide professional service, which will assist me in becoming a more responsive and successful REALTOR®. Refuse to tolerate noncompliance. Learn about those who are different from me and celebrate those differences. Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law. Develop and implement fair housing practices for my firm to carry out the spirit of this declaration.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program.
State and Local Laws
State and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.
If You Suspect Discrimination
United Realty Group, Inc. does not tolerate discriminatory advertisements. However, some content on this site is created by third parties and/or contains hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than United Realty Group, Inc. To help ensure that any potentially discriminatory content is removed from United Realty Group, Inc., please contact info(at)united(dotted)re to notify us if you suspect discrimination in any of this content. You can also contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004