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Fair Housing

It is important to understand the basic rights provided to renters under Fair Housing laws. The premise is simple: everyone has the legal right to live anywhere he/she wants (and can afford) to live. Fair Housing laws apply to individuals and families, Voucher Holders and non-Voucher Holders alike.

Fair Housing does not mean that Property Owners are required to rent to anyone who comes through the door. Fair Housing laws do however require that a Property Owner treat all applicants the same, regardless of whether they are voucher holders or not.

Various laws exist that protect renters from discrimination based on the following:
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Ancestry
  • Disability
  • Military Discharge Status
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Age
  • Familial Status
  • Gender Identity
  • Source of Income

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