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Source of Income (Covered Under State Law Only)

If you are denied an opportunity to rent a home or apartment—-or given false information about a rental—-because of your source of income, you are a victim of illegal housing discrimination. It is also illegal for landlords or other housing providers to treat in-place residents or their guests unfavorably because of the individual’s source of […]

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Sex (Gender)

You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your sex (gender). It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of your sex in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings and in other housing related transactions. If you are denied an opportunity to rent or buy a home because of your sex, […]

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Race/Color

You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your race and/or color. If you are denied an opportunity to purchase, rent, finance or insure a home or apartment, or are given false information about a sale, rental, loan or insurance policy because of your race or color, you are a victim of […]

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National Origin

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her national origin. You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your national origin—that is, your country of birth– or the national origin or country of birth of your ancestors. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, national origin discrimination can be […]

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Familial Status

  It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her familial status. In fair housing law, “familial status” has a specific and limited meaning: the presence of children under the age of 18 in a household. You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination because of the presence of children under 18 who […]

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