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This page focuses on civil rights, discrimination and housing.

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Housing Legislation

Fair Housing Act

Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act)

P.L. 90–284; 82 Stat. 73

  • Prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of approximately 80 percent of the housing in the U.S. Prohibited state governments and Native-American tribal governments from violating the constitutional rights of Native Americans.
  • Passed by the 90th Congress (1967–1969) as H.R. 2516.

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