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Web site showcases fair housing info

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The Illinois Association of Realtors has created a new World Wide Web site, www.TheHousingSite.org, to provide consumers with information on state and federal fair housing laws, the association said today. The Housing Site provides consumers access to information related to fair housing laws and regulations regarding: housing, advertising, real estate practices, lending, rental practices, credit and insurance. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and handicap. The site also provides useful links to state and federal affordable housing resources for seniors and the disabled as well as renter assistance and mortgage assistance programs, the association said. The site, developed by the association with the Partnership for HomeOwnership Foundation, provides a broad range of information on fair housing laws, as well as other housing information for real estate professionals, lenders, renters, landlords...