Which of the following statements may indicate a discriminatory advertising practice according to the Federal Fair Housing Act?
A. Executive home
B. Catholic church nearby
C. Preferred neighborhood
D. Child-friendly neighborhood
E. Gated community
F. b. and d.
G. None of the above
Answer: The Answer is F. Religion and Age are protected classes according to the Federal Fair Housing Act. Advertising ‘church nearby’ is acceptable (a church can be considered a landmark) however, advertising a specific denomination is unacceptable as it is considered steering the prospective tenant. Likewise, advertising ‘playground within walking distance’ is acceptable while ‘child-friendly neighborhood’ is not. Other protected classes are:
- National origin
- Marital status
- Familial status
- Physical, emotional, or mental disability
- Any other condition required by state law, of which there are some where sexual orientation is added as an example.
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