The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions under this law specifically cover discrimination on account of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children. Additionally, some state and local laws provide additional protections against discrimination, such as sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or marital status. The following resources are a good starting point to learn about your Fair Housing Rights:
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- What is included with the online rental application?
- How much does the application service cost?
- What does it mean to have a portable, or “reusable” application?
- What happens after I submit my application?
- How do I pay the $29 fee?
- How do I edit my application?
- If roommates are applying, do they need to submit separate applications?
- Why can't I verify my identity?
- Why must I wait 30 minutes before retrying my identity verification?
- Can I trust this credit report and background check?