42 U.S. Code § 3602 - Definitions

As used in this subchapter—
(a) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
(b) “Dwelling” means any building, structure, or portion thereof which is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure, or portion thereof.
(c) “Family” includes a single individual.
(d) “Person” includes one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in cases under title 11, receivers, and fiduciaries.
(e) “To rent” includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the right to occupy premises not owned by the occupant.
(f) “Discriminatory housing practice” means an act that is unlawful under section 3604, 3605, 3606, or 3617 of this title.
(g) “State” means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any of the territories and possessions of the United States.
(h) “Handicap” means, with respect to a person—
(1) a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities,
(2) a record of having such an impairment, or
(3) being regarded as having such an impairment,
but such term does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance (as defined in section 802 of title 21).
(i) “Aggrieved person” includes any person who—
(1) claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice; or
(2) believes that such person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur.
(j) “Complainant” means the person (including the Secretary) who files a complaint under section 3610 of this title.
(k) “Familial status” means one or more individuals (who have not attained the age of 18 years) being domiciled with—
(1) a parent or another person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or
(2) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person.
The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status shall apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of 18 years.
(l) “Conciliation” means the attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint, or by the investigation of such complaint, through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the respondent, and the Secretary.
(m) “Conciliation agreement” means a written agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation.
(n) “Respondent” means—
(1) the person or other entity accused in a complaint of an unfair housing practice; and
(2) any other person or entity identified in the course of investigation and notified as required with respect to respondents so identified under section 3610 (a) of this title.
(o) “Prevailing party” has the same meaning as such term has in section 1988 of this title.

Source

(Pub. L. 90–284, title VIII, § 802,Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 81; Pub. L. 95–598, title III, § 331,Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2679; Pub. L. 100–430, § 5,Sept. 13, 1988, 102 Stat. 1619.)
Amendments

1988—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 100–430, § 5(a), substituted “3606, or 3617” for “or 3606”.
Subsecs. (h) to (o). Pub. L. 100–430, § 5(b), added subsecs. (h) to (o).
1978—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–598substituted “trustees in cases under title 11” for “trustees in bankruptcy”.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–430effective on 180th day beginning after Sept. 13, 1988, see section 13(a) ofPub. L. 100–430, set out as a note under section 3601 of this title.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–598effective Oct. 1, 1979, see section 402(a) ofPub. L. 95–598, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 11, Bankruptcy.
Transvestism

Section 6(b)(3) ofPub. L. 100–430provided that: “For the purposes of this Act [see Short Title of 1988 Amendment note set out under section 3601 of this title] as well as chapter 16 of title 29 of the United States Code [29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.], neither the term ‘individual with handicaps’ nor the term ‘handicap’ shall apply to an individual solely because that individual is a transvestite.”

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10 CFR - Energy

10 CFR Part 1040 - NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES

12 CFR - Banks and Banking

12 CFR Part 27 - FAIR HOUSING HOME LOAN DATA SYSTEM

12 CFR Part 390 - REGULATIONS TRANSFERRED FROM THE OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION

12 CFR Part 528 - NONDISCRIMINATION REQUIREMENTS

12 CFR Part 626 - NONDISCRIMINATION IN LENDING

12 CFR Part 701 - ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS

23 CFR - Highways

23 CFR Part 200 - TITLE VI PROGRAM AND RELATED STATUTES—IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW PROCEDURES

24 CFR - Housing and Urban Development

24 CFR Part 81 - THE SECRETARY OF HUD'S REGULATION OF THE FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE) AND THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FREDDIE MAC)

24 CFR Part 91 - CONSOLIDATED SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

24 CFR Part 103 - FAIR HOUSING—COMPLAINT PROCESSING

24 CFR Part 105 - [Reserved]

24 CFR Part 109

24 CFR Part 111

24 CFR Part 115 - CERTIFICATION AND FUNDING OF STATE AND LOCAL FAIR HOUSING ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

24 CFR Part 180 - CONSOLIDATED HUD HEARING PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS MATTERS

32 CFR - National Defense

32 CFR Part 192 - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN OFF-BASE HOUSING

 

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