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Fair Housing and Housing Discrimination

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Denying Housing to Survivors of Domestic Violence May Violate Fair Housing Laws

It is hard enough for anyone to find decent affordable housing. Finding housing may be even harder for women who are survivors of domestic violence. Why would this be?

Fair Housing Laws Protect Immigrants

Information on fair housing laws and what tenants can do if a landlord discriminates against them.

Finding Housing with a Criminal Record

Finding housing is a concern for those with a criminal record. Many landlords will not rent to someone with a criminal record.

Housing Rights of Persons with Disabilities

There is not enough low and moderate- income housing to meet the need. Persons with disabilities may have even fewer housing choices. Some rental units could become suitable with a few changes. The landlord's rules or policies might need to change before the tenant could live there. What are a tenant's rights in such cases?

What Is Discrimination in Housing?

Some of the things a landlord considers in choosing tenants or in deciding how to treat a particular tenant are legal and proper. Others are illegal, improper, and cannot be considered.

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