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  • Buying A Home and The Law

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    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Challenging the Criminalization of the Homeless

    The Civil Rights Project monitors and advocates nationally against local laws that "criminalize" homelessness by making it a crime to perform life-sustaining activities in public areas-- even when there are no private spaces available to the homeless person to perform these activities. For example, some communities prohibit sleeping in public spaces even when a homeless person in that community has nowhere else to sleep, such as a shelter or home. Other life-sustaining activities that may be prohibited in public spaces include eating and sitting. Content Detail

    By:
    National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
  • Sex Discrimination and Housing

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    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, gender, color, disability, religion, or familial status. This document explains your rights in more detail. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Justice
  • Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

    The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • How to File a Discrimination Charge

    This web page, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) web site, shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • How to File a Housing Discrimination Complaint with HUD

    Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Renters in Foreclosure Toolkit

    An outline of provisions protecting tenants living in foreclosed buildings. Content Detail

  • Disability Rights in Housing

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    By:
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Housing for LGBT People

    When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples set out to buy or rent a home, they may confront several forms of discrimination that married heterosexual couples do not face. LGBT couples can face discrimination in access to housing, and there is no federal law against it. Content Detail

    By:
    Human Rights Campaign
  • Information for Disabled Persons

    This page is designed to answer frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals under federal law. Content Detail

    By:
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • LGBT & HIV Housing Discrimination Video

    A video on federal and state protections against housing discrimination for LGBT people, including the Fair Housing Act. Content Detail

    By:
    Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
  • Searching Affordable Rental Housing

    Whether you are looking for a place to call home, or you would like a place to list your rental properties. A free statewide listing and locating service is now available to assist you... Content Detail

  • Tenants' Rights and the Law

    Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, this brochure includes important information about your rights and responsibilities. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association