(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or other entity whose business includes engaging in residential real estate related transactions to discriminate against any person in making available such a transaction, or in the terms or conditions of the transaction, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 24-8-6

  • dwelling: Any building or structure, or portion of any building or structure, 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 on it of any such building or structure, or portion of it. See Alabama Code 24-8-3
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • handicap: With respect to a person:

    a. See Alabama Code 24-8-3

  • person: One or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and fiduciaries. See Alabama Code 24-8-3
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(b) As used in this section, “residential real estate related transaction” means any of the following:

(1) The making or purchasing of loans or providing other financial assistance:

a. For purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing, or maintaining a dwelling; or

b. Secured by residential real estate; or

(2) The selling, brokering, or appraising of residential real property.

(c) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a person engaged in the business of furnishing appraisals of real property to take into consideration factors other than race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-659, p. 1248, §6.)