How do fair housing laws apply to families?

Unless a building or community qualifies as age-specific housing, it may not discriminate based on familial status, which includes families with one or more children under 18 who live with:

  • A parent
  • A person with legal custody of the child(ren)
  • A designee of the parent or legal custodian with written permission.

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1. What is housing discrimination?
2. What kind of housing is covered?
3. What kind of housing is not covered?
4. What does "familial status" cover?
5. How does the law define "disability?"
6. Is sexual harassment covered by fair housing law?
7. What are some examples of housing discrimination?
8. Are there additional protections if you have a disability?
9. What are requirements for housing to be accessible?
10. How do fair housing laws apply to families?
11. Does “Senior Housing” fall under the prohibition against familial status discrimination?
12. What are Fair Housing Act standards for building accessibility?
13. Can I be denied housing because I have a Section 8 voucher?
14. If a landlord has a “no pets” policy, can they refuse to rent to me if I need a service animal?