- Title VI
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This Act provides that no person shall be excluded from participation,
denied program benefits, or subject to discrimination based on race, color,
and/or national origin under any program or activity receiving Federal financial
VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (The Fair Housing Act)
This Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex and/or national origin. This law also requires actions which
affirmatively promotes fair housing.
Act of 1987
This Act restores the broad scope of coverage and clarifies the application
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It also specifies that an institution which
receives Federal financial assistance is prohibited from discriminating on the
basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in a
program or activity which does not directly benefit from such assistance.
109 of Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
This section of Title 1 provides that no person shall be excluded from
participation (including employment), denied program benefits, or subject to
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex under any
program or activity funded in whole or in part under Title I of the Act.
Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988
This Act amended the original Fair Housing Act to provide for the
protection of families with children and people with disabilities, strengthen
punishment for acts of housing discrimination, expand of the Justice Department
jurisdiction to bring suit on behalf of victims in Federal district courts, and
create an exemption to the provisions baring discrimination on the basis of
familial status for those housing developments that qualify as housing for
persons age 55 or older.
Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA)
Retained the requirement that the housing must have one person who is 55
years of age or older living in at least 80 percent of its occupied units. The
Act also retained the requirement that housing facilities publish and follow
policies and procedures that demonstrate intent to be housing for persons 55 and
Age Discrimination Act of 1975
This Act provides that no person shall be excluded from participation,
denied program benefits, or subject to discrimination on the basis of age under
any program or activity receiving Federal funding assistance. Effective January
1987, the age cap of 70 was deleted from the laws.
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
It is unlawful to discriminate based on disability in Federally assisted
programs. This section provides that no otherwise qualified individual shall,
solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from participation
(including employment), denied program benefits, or subjected to discrimination
under any program or activity receiving Federal funding assistance. Section 504
also contains design and construction accessibility provisions for multi-family
dwellings developed or substantially rehabilitated for first occupancy on or
after March 13, 1991.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
This Act modifies and expands the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to prohibit
discrimination against "a qualified individual with a disability" in employment
and public accommodations. The ADA requires that an individual with a physical
or mental impairment who is otherwise qualified to perform the essential
functions of a job, with or without reasonable accommodation, be afforded equal
employment opportunity in all phases of employment.
This Executive Order provides that no person shall be discriminated against
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in housing and
related facilities provided with Federal assistance and lending practices with
respect to residential property when such practices are connected with loans
insured or guaranteed by the Federal government.
This Executive Order provides that the administration of all Federal
programs and activities relating to housing and urban development be carried out
in a manner to further housing opportunities throughout the United States.
109 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
Requires that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied
the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity
funded with CDBG funds on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended
Requires the provision of opportunities for training and employment that
arise through HUD-financed projects to lower-income residents of the project
area, to the greatest extent feasible and consistent with Federal, State and
local laws and regulations. Also required is that contracts be awarded to
businesses that provide economic opportunities for low- and very low-income
persons residing in the area. Amendments to Section 3 in 1992 included
requirements for providing these opportunities in contracts for housing
rehabilitation, including lead-based paint abatement, and other construction
This Executive Order applies to all Federally assisted construction
contracts and subcontracts. It provides that no person shall be discriminated
against on the basis of race.
CFR Part 85 (the Common Rule)
This rule provides that the grantee shall take affirmative steps to
encourage contracting with small minority and female owned business enterprises
when possible as sources of supplies, equipment, construction, and
Against Women Act and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005
This Act provides legal protections to victims of domestic violence, dating
violence or stalking. These protections prohibit owners and management agents
from evicting or terminating assistance from individuals being assisted under a
project-based Section 8 program if the asserted grounds for such action is an
instance of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.
Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 103-50
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, all plans and specifications
for the construction of public buildings, facilities, and sites, funded by the
State, or any County, shall be prepared so that the buildings, facilities, and
sites are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. The buildings,
facilities, and sites shall conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act
Accessibility Guidelines, Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1191, and
the requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, as
established in Title 24 Code of Federal Regulations Part 100, Subpart D, as
adopted and amended by the disability and communication access board under
chapter 348F. Such agencies shall seek review by the State of Hawaii's
Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) to ensure conformance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines and Federal Fair
Housing Act Guidelines.
Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 368
The legislature finds and declares that the practice of discrimination
because of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
national origin, ancestry, or disability in employment, housing, public
accommodations, or access to services receiving state financial assistance is
against public policy.
Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 515
It is a discriminatory practice for an owner or any other person engaging
in a real estate transaction, or for a real estate broker or salesperson,
because of race, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, color, religion, marital status, familial status, ancestry,
disability, age, or human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Administrative Rules (HAR) §12-46-301 – 318
The purpose of this subchapter is to implement laws prohibiting
discrimination in real property transactions toward the goal of eliminating such
discrimination and to implement changes made by Act 171, Session Laws of Hawaii
1992, to conform state law to Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as
amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988. Chapter 515, HRS, prohibits
discriminatory practices by an owner, any person engaging in a real property or
real estate transaction, or a real estate broker or salesperson against another
person because of a protected basis.