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Housing Discrimination

Not everyone will be treated the same. People will always have conscious, explicit biases as well as subconscious, implicit biases. However, while any difference in treatment can technically count as discrimination, housing discrimination deals with the unfair treatment of legally protected groups of people.

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Illegal Differences in Treatment

Housing discrimination does not apply to all differences in treatment. In order to make a successful housing discrimination claim, it is important to know which groups are protected as well as what kind of behavior counts as housing discrimination.

Protected Groups

The classes of people protected from housing discrimination are very similar to those protected from employment discrimination. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination on the basis of their:
- Color
- Disability Status
- Familial Status
- National Origin
- Race
- Religion
- Sex
Some of these terms require additional explanation and some are more evident. Notably, familial status includes unmarried people of different genders applying for a place together and sex protections also include discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Examples of Housing Discrimination

The most obvious examples of housing discrimination occur during the purchasing or application process, with the seller or landlord refusing to sell to someone on the basis of a protected class. However, there are other ways that parties can be discriminatory and be in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

For example, if a seller or landlord makes housing unavailable through a series of onerous or burdensome tasks intended to waste the applicant’s time, that is still housing discrimination. Additionally, if the seller or landlord does approve the application but sets different terms or conditions than would have existed for a member of a different protected class, that is also housing discrimination. Similarly, if someone were to rent an apartment in a complex and be given a different or inferior apartment due to their protected class membership, this is housing discrimination.

Helping You Command The Market

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Housing Discrimination Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is housing discrimination?

Housing discrimination is the name given to a variety of unequal practices against members of a protected class. Protected classes include race, religion, sex, and more. Examples of housing discrimination include refusing to rent or sell to members of certain groups, offering different terms to members of a specific protected class, and evicting only members of a protected class.

2. How can I prove housing discrimination?

In order to prove housing discrimination it must be shown that the seller, lender, or landlord made decisions on a discriminatory basis. This could mean showing the differing treatment of one protected group over another or providing written records showing discriminatory intent. The best way to prove housing discrimination is to enlist the services of an experienced real estate attorney. A real estate attorney can use their experience and expertise to advocate zealously on your behalf and get you the best possible outcome for your case.

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