S.858 - Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 04/05/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/05/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.858 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/05/2017)
Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2017
This bill amends the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination against or regarding survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault in:
- the sale or rental of housing and related activities,
- residential real estate-related transactions, and
- the provision of real estate brokerage services.
This bill declares that nothing in the Act shall prohibit federal, state, or local government or other assistance or a preference program designed to assist or benefit domestic violence or sexual assault survivors in seeking, securing, or maintaining dwellings, shelters or any other form of housing.
The Civil Rights Act of 1968 is amended to prohibit intimidation in fair housing tranactions regarding survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.