Clues of Possible Discrimination
Housing Discrimination isn’t always obvious, but it is illegal. It is a violation of the Fair Housing Act to refuse to rent to someone because of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.
- The sign says “Vacancy” but the manager tells you that it has been rented
- The story you are told in person is different from the information you were given on the telephone
- You are told, “You wouldn’t like it here,” or “There’s no place for children to play.”
- The manager takes your rental application and says he will he call you after your references are checked, but you are never contacted
- The manager is unfriendly and tells you the waiting list is long
- You are told to come back next week; the unit can’t be shown at the present time
- You are told, “your family is too big for a two bedroom”
Discrimination is wrong, and it is against the law. If you think your fair housing rights have been violated, contact us.