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Housing Discrimination

Tenants that have been singled out, threatened, harassed or denied a home because of:

  • Having children or being pregnant
  • Disability
  • Having an emotional support animal
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Gender, gender orientation or gender expression

may have a claim to enforce their fair housing rights in court. Common examples of housing discrimination include when a landlord:

  • Refuses to rent a home to a family with children or prohibits the children from playing in the yard
  • Evicts a tenant who provides a doctor’s note for permission to keep an emotional support animal despite a lease provision prohibiting pets (an emotional support animal is not a pet)
  • Requires a rental applicant to have a social security number or prove they are a citizen