- Sexual Orientation
- Marital Status
- National Origin
- Familial Status
- Source of Income
- It is illegal to refuse to rent to families unless the housing is for senior citizens.
Despite discrimination being unlawful, as you can clearly see from comments on websites like Youtube, and elsewhere, racism and other forms of discrimination is still ongoing.
An example of discrimination is as follows.
A refusal to sell, rent or lease a unit/property because one doesn't meet the criteria. There is what is written on paper and then there is what some landlords and leasing staff will make up in their minds to try to fit requirements; therefore, turning some people away. When you notice something like this is happening whether you are a worker or visitor, be sure you record date and time and note your experiences. For leasing staff, you might want to consider putting in your resignation. Why work for a company that participates in unlawful discrimination? Visitors should report what they experienced online and contact the nearest Fair Housing organization, so as to alert others.
Look up more information about different forms of unlawful discrimination when it comes to landlords and staff. Also, check your rights based on Fair Employment and Housing Acts as well as Civil Rights in your state. File a complaint with a related group. Bring attention to your issue by also contacting the local media. Feel free to also post a comment below.