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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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Marital Status (Covered Under State Law Only)

You are protected against unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of your marital status—that is, whether you are married, unmarried, divorced or single. It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her marital status. Marital status is a protected category under the Delaware fair housing laws. In Delaware, if you are denied […]

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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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Creed (Covered Under State Law Only)

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his, her or their creed. The word ‘creed’ comes from the Latin word that means “I believe.” A creed can be a formal doctrine, or system of beliefs, for a church or religious group. It also can be a philosophy, or a set of personal beliefs […]

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Age (Covered Under State Law Only)

It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on his or her age.  Age is a protected category under the Delaware Fair Housing Act for individuals who are any age 18 years or older. If you are denied an opportunity to rent, buy, finance or insure or a home or apartment—or given false information about […]

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