Signs of Housing Discrimination
Fair housing laws apply to single-family homes, duplexes, multifamily housing (apartments, condos, and townhomes), retirement housing, homeless shelters, and other nonprofit housing, etc.
Fair housing laws affect all housing transactions including sales, rentals, mortgage lending, building and construction, home insurance, appraisals, and inspections, etc.
The Fair Housing Act requires most multi-family dwellings built since March 13, 1991, to be accessible to people with disabilities.
Signs of possible discrimination:
Posting advertisements, signs or flyers which state, for example, “no children,” “no minorities,” or “Hispanics Need Not Apply.”
Propositioning a tenant for sex in exchange for rent or deposits and/or inappropriate comments.
Here are phrases you might hear from a landlord that could indicate possible discrimination:
Inaccessible housing might be illegal discrimination.
If you’re looking for an apartment and you can’t get in because of barriers like steps, steep slopes, and lack of curb cuts, or if you find the kitchen or bathroom is not accessible, please call:
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