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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- Why must I wait 30 minutes before retrying my identity verification?
- Why can't I verify my identity?
- How much does it cost?
- What is included with the online rental application?
- What does it mean to have a portable, or “reusable” application?
- What happens after I submit my application?
- Can I trust this credit report and background check?
- Does requesting a credit report affect my credit score?
- Can I withdraw an application after I’ve submitted it to a landlord or property manager?
- How do I pay the $29 fee?