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Code of Alabama - Title 24: Housing - Chapter 8 - Alabama Fair Housing Law

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  • Section 24-8-1 Short title
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Alabama Fair Housing Law." ...
  • Section 24-8-2 Policy of state
    Within constitutional limitations, it is the policy of this state to provide for fair housing throughout the state. ...
  • Section 24-8-3 Definitions
    The following words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the following respective meanings: (1) ADECA. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community ...
  • Section 24-8-4 Unlawful discriminatory housing practices
    It shall be unlawful: (1) To refuse to sell or rent after the making of a bona fide offer, to refuse to negotiate for ...
  • Section 24-8-5 Discrimination in services, organizations, or facilities relating to business of selling or renting dwellings
    It shall be unlawful to deny any person access to, or membership or participation in, any multiple listing service, real estate brokers' organization, or ...
  • Section 24-8-6 Discrimination in residential real estate related transactions
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person or other entity whose business includes engaging in residential real estate related transactions to discriminate against ...
  • Section 24-8-7 Exemptions
    (a) Except for subdivision (3) of Section 24-8-4, Sections 24-8-4 and 24-8-6 do not apply to rooms or units in dwellings containing living quarters ...
  • Section 24-8-8 Interference with person in exercise of right granted under chapter
    It shall be unlawful to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person in the enjoyment of, exercise of, or the aid or encouragement ...
  • Section 24-8-9 Office to administer provisions and may delegate functions, duties, powers to employees
    (a) The office shall administer the provisions of this chapter. (b) The office may delegate any of its functions, duties, and powers to its ...
  • Section 24-8-10 Powers of office
    The office may do any of the following: (1) Promulgate regulations necessary for the enforcement of this chapter which shall not exceed the requirements ...
  • Section 24-8-11 Procedures for investigation; subpoenas
    (a) In conducting an investigation, the office shall have access at all reasonable times to premises, records, documents, individuals, and other evidence or possible ...
  • Section 24-8-12 Filing of complaint; investigation and notice; resolution by informal methods; filing of answer; local fair housing law; conciliation agreement; completion of investigation; final administrative disposition; burden of proof; termination of efforts to obtain voluntary compliance
    (a) A person who claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice, or who believes that he or she may be injured ...
  • Section 24-8-13 Recommendation for hearing by investigator; order for hearing; parties' right to take civil action; amendment of complaint; subpoenas; refusal to allow discovery; hearing; panel opinion and order; review
    (a) If not sooner resolved, the investigator, upon completion of his investigation, shall submit to ADECA a statement of the facts disclosed by his ...
  • Section 24-8-14 Civil action; sale, encumbrance, etc. consummated before issuance of order; relief and award
    (a) A civil action must be commenced within one year after the alleged discriminatory housing practice has occurred. However, the court shall continue a ...
  • Section 24-8-15 Similar complaint filed with another agency with authority to investigate violation of chapter
    Before accepting any complaint under this chapter, the office shall determine if the complainant has filed a similar complaint with the Federal Home Loan ...

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