Fair Housing vs. Unfair Housing

Do you know the difference?

Knowing the difference between fair housing and unfair housing isn't as obvious as you might think. This blog aims to present a variety of important and interesting fair housing issues.

If you're an apartment professional, avoid costly mistakes by reading the stories of others who — even with good intentions — learned compliance lessons the hard way. (For the easy way, click here.)

If you live in an apartment, get familiar with your rights when it comes to housing discrimination, as well as your options for seeking justice.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fair Housing Help: State Protected Classes

Many states, as well as the District of Columbia, have their own fair housing law that goes beyond the Fair Housing Act (FHA), offering protection to a wide range of people who wouldn't have a claim under federal law.

They do this by including additional protected classes, such as age, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, or source of income, for example.

Here's an interactive listing I put together of state fair housing laws. Whether you're a tenant or landlord, you can use this resource to check if your state has additional protected classes.

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