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Fair Housing Guidelines

Fair Housing Advertising Guidelines

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits certain categories of discrimination in housing/real estate advertising. OPA developed several aids to assist member newspapers in following the regulations specified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Remember: Describe the PROPERTY, not the people.


Headings of AVOID, CAUTION, ACCEPTABLE and lists of wordsWord and Phrases List

The 8.5x14 flier below will help you understand which words to AVOID, when to use CAUTION, and which words are ACCEPTABLE.





Publisher's Notice and legal text with EHO logoPublisher's Notice &
EHO Logo Requirements

A Publisher's Notice indicates compliance with the Fair Housing Act. It must be published one time in every edition of your publication that contains real estate/housing advertising. The notice should be placed at the beginning of the real estate/housing classified ads.

Display Advertising for real estate and rental properties should include the Equal Housing Opportunity slogan or logo.

Here's a sample Publisher's Notice and EHO logo size standards required by HUD.




Equal housing logoEqual Housing Opportunity
Logos for Download

Choose the size and format
that best fits in your display ads.


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